Moon Over Parador

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Writer: Charles G. Booth (story), Leon Capetanos (screenplay), Paul Mazursky (screenplay)
Run time: 103 min
Awards: N/A

Actor Jack Noah (Dreyfuss) is filming in the small South American country of Parador when the Paradorian President for Life suddenly dies of a heart attack. Not wanting to lose his position in power, the president’s right-hand man, Roberto Strausmann (Juliá) forces Jack to take the ‘role of a lifetime’ – that of the dead president, as the two men look so much alike. Jack accepts, eventually winning over the people and even the dead president’s mistress, Madonna (Braga). However, when paradise proves to be too boring, Jack needs to find a way to get out while keeping Roberto out of the loop.

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