Moon Over Parador (DVD)

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ITEM# 2268855
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    While working on a film in the small Caribbean country of Parador, New York actor Jack Noah (Richard Dreyfuss) is offered a role that he cannot refuse, impersonating the nation's deceased dictator. Jack bears a striking resemblance to the corrupt leader (played by Dreyfuss's own brother, Lorin Dreyfuss), and upon his untimely death, Jack is forcibly sought out by police chief Roberto Straussman (Raul Julia), who wants to keep the despot's death a secret until he can maneuver his own takeover of the country. However, Madonna (Sonia Braga), the dictator's hot-blooded mistress, has other plans and encourages Jack to take advantage of the deception and start making some democratic changes of his own. Soon Jack has offended the country's political cronies while leading the country into revolt and winning the heart of the downtrodden masses. Dreyfuss plays the role of Jack with effortless ease and great comic timing, reveling in the satirical acting as well as plentiful Hollywood inside jokes. Costars in director Paul Mazursky's film include Jonathan Winters, Polly Holliday, and Charo, with appearances from Sammy Davis Jr. and Dick Cavett as themselves.


    UPC 025192556524
    Studio Universal Home Video
    Format DVD
    Genre Comedy
    Rating Parental Guidance 13+
    Dimensions 5.75" x 0.53" x 7.75" WxHxD
    Weight 0.2 lbs
    Stars Fernando Rey, Sonia Braga, Raul Julia, Richard Dreyfuss, Jose Lewgoy, Jonathan Winters, Polly Holliday, Dick Cavett, Dana Delany, Charo, Lorin Dreyfuss, Ed Asner, Sammy Davis, Marianne Sagebrecht
    Directors Paul Mazursky

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    • This movie is very funny.
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      This is a very funny movie about an actor who becomes a dictator of a very small country by accident as he looks like the dictator who is now deceased and only a few people know about it. He fools most everybody into thinking he is the real dictator, even, for a time, the dictator's mistress. Lots of laughs ensues. This is not a movie for children. There is too much adult content. But very much worth seeing.

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      A movie on our favorite list. It was easy to get from Overstock and at a reasonable price.

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