Moon over Parador (1988)




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Jack Noah (Richard Dreyfuss) is all actor: Self-possessed, obsessive, vulnerable, and an addict for praise, his soul burns with "the craft." Having just finished a grade-Z straight-to-cable crime thriller in the fictional South American country of Parador, he gets the ultimate acting challenge (though it's more like an offer he can't refuse) from Roberto Strausman (Raul Julia), the Paradorian dictator's chief advisor. The challenge: impersonate the country's dictator, whose just died. Strausman … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Mazursky, Leon Capetanos
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 3, 2004
MCA Universal Home Video


as Roberto Strausmann

as Madonna

as Alejandro

as Madame Loop

as Archbishop

as Himself

as Himself

as Himself

as 1st Dictator

as Edgar Low

as Menachem Fein

as Family Member

as Gordon Boyd

as Family Member

as Assistant Director

as Casting Secretary

as Family Member

as Nightclub Singer

as Showgirl

as Bearded Man

as Carnival Girl

as Drunk on Street

as Woman at Buffet

as Man on the Beach

as Gen. Sinaldo

as Umberto Solar

as Gray Man

as Drunk on Street

as Family Member

as Family Member

as Family Member

as Assistant Director
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Critic Reviews for Moon over Parador

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Misfire comedy starring Dreyfuss, directed by Mazursky.

May 11, 2006

Audience Reviews for Moon over Parador

No, Parador isn't a real country, but that just means that this could be any country. The story is only somewhat realistic, but it's very funny, and entertaining. I really liked it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Mildly amusing comedy that's a cross between Bananas and Dave. Dreyfus is likeable enough, but it lacks bite and invariably falls back on weak farce and slapstick. OK though.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

This variation on The Prisoner of Zenda has Dreyfuss as a terrible actor agreeing to impersonate the dead ruler of a tinpot Caribbean country. Despite being fitfully amusing, that feeling déjà vu is never far away.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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