Blame It On Rio (1984). Imagine Michelle Johnson and Demi Moore on Blu.

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    I must admit that if, at that time, you had asked me who would become a big star: Michelle Johnson or Demi Moore, I wouldn't have said Demi Moore. Shows how much I know about career prospects in the movies!
     
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    I wouldn't say that Demi Moore bombed in her supporting role. IMHO she outperformed Michelle Johnson when it came to quality of acting. But of course we got to see a lot more of Michelle. It was in Ghost that Demi really began to shine.

    She was definitely overshadowed though by Joe Bologna and Michael Caine though.
     
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    Brad here. I just put up the Summer Lovers thread. Feel free to comment.
     
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    The actress was 17 when the movie was filmed including her nude scenes. I don't know, it really did seem as if Caine was uneasy with EVERYTHING in the movie. I don't think it was a "performance" but him just knowing he was doing this with a 17-year-old girl.

    I think most people would have taken this subject and made it a drama. The fact that it was a comedy means it could only come from the 1980's.
     
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    So I've read. That does kinda explains Michael Caine's underlying unease in his acting for this movie. Of course that is what the director might have been shooting for. I think the term "dirty old man" comes to mind. Anyway I keep looking and hoping for a Blu release.
     
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    these are the only words that registered when I saw your comment. :blush: I'm sorry...
     
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    Knowing that it came from Stanley Donen who produced and directed one of the best, most entertaining dramatic comedies ("dramadies" just doesn't seem an important enough term for this magnificent film) of all time with Two for the Road, Blame It on Rio was a tremendous disappointment to me.
     

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