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Blame it on Rio

1984 zany comedy starring Michael Caine, Valerie Harper and a very young Demi Moore

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  • Aug 30, 2009
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Blame it on Rio- zany romantic comedy starring Michael Caine, Valerie Harper, Joe Bologna and a very young Demi Moore...worth watching!
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Blame it on Rio is a 1984 romantic comedy film, written by Charlie Peters and Larry Gelbart and directed by Stanley Donen. The original music score was composed by Kenneth Wannberg. Cast members included Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valerie Harper, Michelle Johnson, José Lewgoy and Demi Moore.

The film was shot on location in Rio de Janeiro.

The film was marketed with the tagline: "She's the hottest thing on the beach. She's also his best friend's daughter!"


Victor (Bologna) and Matthew (Caine) are best friends who work for a major corporation in São Paulo, Brazil. Both are having problems in their marriages — Victor's wife wants to divorce him, while Matthew has no idea what is wrong and is baffled and irritated at his wife Karen's decision to take her vacation separately from her husband and daughter.

The men decide to holiday in Rio de Janeiro. With them are their teenage offspring: Matthew's daughter Nikki (Moore) and Victor's daughter Jennifer (Johnson). They rent a beautiful vacation home with a somewhat taciturn and disapproving housekeeper.

At the beach, Jennifer is told by her father to cover her bare breasts but refuses, instead dragging her father and Nikki into the water to play. Matthew does not join them and seems uncomfortable with the partial nudity displayed by Jennifer and other women on the beach.

Matthew gets drunk with the amorous Jennifer during a Brazilian wedding, where she discloses to him that she has had a ...

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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 17, 1984
MPAA Rating: R
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
Runtime: 100 minutes
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
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