That Man from Rio (1964)

That Man from Rio (1964)




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An eight-day pass, a kidnapping, and a greedy group of South American Indians provide the basic ingredients of this madcap adventure. A French air force pilot has the pass and plans to use it to see his girl friend in Paris. He gets there just in time to see a gang of South American Indians, who believe the girl knows the location of a set of statues that can pinpoint the location of a fabulous jungle treasure, kidnapping her. He follows them to the Brazilian jungle and many riotous adventures ensue. Eventually the lovers manage to escape and return to France just before the pilot's pass expires.
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Jean-Paul Belmondo
as Pvt. Adrien Dufourquet
Françoise Dorléac
as Agnès Villermosa
Jean Servais
as Catalan
Adolfo Celi
as De Castro
Ubiracy de Oliveira
as Sir Winston
Daniel Ceccaldi
as Police inspector
Roger Dumas
as Lebel, Dufourquet's Buddy
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Critic Reviews for That Man from Rio

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

It's fun, in an imperialist, colonialist, patronizing, exotic-marginalized-foreigners way.

Full Review… | November 27, 2014
Chicago Tribune
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We don't think of Belmondo as an action star per se, but that's what he is here, smirking like Steve McQueen and managing to keep a cigarette clamped between his lips even when he's navigating hairpin turns on a motorbike.

Full Review… | August 26, 2014
Top Critic

The fun feels forced almost all the way through "That Man From Rio," at least until the pure action and Belmondo's athleticism take over.

Full Review… | August 21, 2014
Top Critic

That Man From Rio is a crazy delight, a stylish, early-'60s pastiche that folds in every adventure-movie cliché you've ever seen, and possibly invents a few new ones.

Full Review… | August 19, 2014
Village Voice
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for That Man from Rio

Incredible pre-James Bond flick, amazing that Belmondo did all of his own stunt work. What a concept of chasing your kidnapped girlfriend halfway across the world to save her. This is a classic and a must see.

Tom holstedler
Tom holstedler

Y'a tout dedans, deux acteurs formidables, une intrigue sympa, des paysages incroyables, et puis ce ptit truc qui fait qu'on ne se lasse pas de le revoir! C'est en voyant ce film que j'ai voulu aller à Rio, et je n'ai pas regretté, loin de là!

Marie Rousseau
Marie Rousseau

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