Moon over Parador
Moon over Parador (1988)

While working in a small nation on the Caribbean, an American actor (Richard Dreyfuss) is convinced by the chief of police (Raul Julia) to impersonate the nation's dictator who has recently passed away. The actor really begins to enjoy… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 9, 1988
DVD Release Date: August 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum

Misfire comedy starring Dreyfuss, directed by Mazursky.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not really good, but the spectacle of Mazursky in drag almost makes up for it.

Clint Morris

Dreyfuss at his usual, amusing best

Scott Weinberg

Dreyfuss tries hard ... and almost saves the whole darn thing.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A mediocre and lackluster comedy with Jonathan Winters providing the only funny moments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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… More
Jason Reneau
Raul Julia was such a great actor! So, it is great to see some of his work, that I had not yet seen. The movie is all kinds of over-the-top and goofy. But, in… More
xGary Xx
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… More
Leo L
Great movie! Sonia Braga ultimately shines!
Dean McKenna
This variation on <i>The Prisoner of Zenda</i> has Dreyfuss as a terrible actor agreeing to impersonate the dead ruler of a tinpot Caribbean… More