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Turistas (2006)

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A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.

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John Stockwell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Duhamel ... Alex
Melissa George ... Pru
Olivia Wilde ... Bea
Desmond Askew ... Finn
Beau Garrett ... Amy
Max Brown ... Liam
Agles Steib Agles Steib ... Kiko
Miguel Lunardi Miguel Lunardi ... Zamora
Jorge Só Jorge Só ... Bus Driver
Cristiani Aparecida Cristiani Aparecida ... Native Beauty
Lucy Ramos ... Arolea
Andréa Leal ... Camila
Diego Santiago Diego Santiago ... Jacaré
Marcão Marcão ... Ranan
Miguelito Acosta Miguelito Acosta ... Jamoru
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Storyline

While traveling on vacation through the country of Northeastern of Brazil by bus, the American Alex Trubituan, his sister Bea Tribituan and their friend Amy Harrington meet the also foreigners Pru Stagler, Finn Davies and Liam Kuller after an accident with their bus. They follow a track through the woods and find a hidden paradisiacal beach. They decide to stay in the place drinking beer and dancing funk and parting with the locals and they meet the amicable Brazilian teenager Kiko. They are drugged with "Boa Noite, Cinderela" (Ruffies, literal translation: "Good Night, Cinderella" - a trick used by smalltime crooks to steal naive people) and when they wake up, they are practically naked, with all their belongings, clothes, money, jewels, passports, backpacks etc. stolen. They walk to a small village trying to find a police station, they get into trouble with the dwellers and they are helped by their acquaintance Kiko, who leads them to his uncle's isolated well-equipped cabin in the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There are some places tourists should never go See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence and disturbing content, sexuality, nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paradise Lost See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,582,554, 3 December 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,025,803, 21 January 2007
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Melissa George came up with the idea to have her hair braided. See more »

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When Liam is chasing two boys through the town, one of the boys throws a rock that strikes Liam's head. The next shot, if viewed using very slow motion, shows the rock flying towards Liam's arm, which he then holds as he continues to chase the boys. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bea Trubituan: [careening recklessly through the countryside in a bus] Are you having fun?
Alex Trubituan: Am I the only one having a problem with this?
Bea Trubituan: I don't know, I guess I'm used to it.
Alex Trubituan: I just keep thinking about how far we must be from a hospital. You know, with doctors who operate instead of amputate?
Bea Trubituan: So dramatic.
Alex Trubituan: [grinding sounds] Would you slow the fuck down!
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Alternate Versions

The unrated version runs ca. 2 minutes longer and features an extra/extended scene between Finn and Arolea, as well as more explicit shots of Amy being "operated" on. See more »

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Featured in Phelous & the Movies: Turislous (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Qual É (Album Version)
Written by Marcelo D.2. (as Marcelo D2), David Corcos, Antônio Carlos, Jocafi
Performed by Marcelo D.2. (as Marcelo D2)
Courtesy of Mr. Bongo Records & Sony BMG Brazil
By Arrangement with Big Sounds International
Contains sample of the song "Kabaluerê"
Written by Antônio Carlos & Jocafi
Performed by Antônio Carlos & Jocafi
Courtesy of BMG Brasil Ltda.
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Go home....before you buy your ticket
29 November 2006 | by NateF88See all my reviews

Without making this review to long, I just want to say that Turistas starts off well, and then goes way downhill once the "horror" begins. The opening half of the movie is very well developed. It draws out it's characters well, sets up moments of suspense for the horrors that will come, and keeps the viewer interested due to it's beautiful cinematography.

Once the terror and violence actually begin (which doesn't happen until the last third of the movie no less) it goes way downhill. For one, it was marketed as a torture movie, but there is barely any of it! Sure, there's a brutal killing here and there, but when it came to gore, this film was very tame. Second, the cinematography in during the night scenes was awful,with the chase scenes and violence barely viewable. You could not tell what was happening on screen, and all of the viewers of the film were lost with what was going on. Third, the last third was extremely predictable. You could tell who was going to die and when. The main villain (who ironically looks like the President of Iran) is not well drawn out, and the "climax" of the film is pitiful.

There is however, fine acting jobs done by all involved, and a particular death scene that made me squirm in my seat due to its brutality and intensity. When the chase scenes and violence were actually viewable (of which it rarely was) it actually was pretty intense. However, the actual deaths were not (save one or two), and the dumb decisions made by all of the characters may be the stupidest yet to grace the screen this year.

It's sad. Turistas had potential. It started off great, but just went in the wrong direction I guess. I have never seen a movie that fell so much on its rear.


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