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Little known actor, Jack Noah, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. The dictator's right hand man, Roberto, makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse.. to play the dictator. Jack's acting skills fool the masses but not close friends and employees of the dictator.

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  1. Paul Mazursky


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  1. Richard Dreyfuss

    Richard Dreyfuss

    Jack Noah / President Alphonse Simms

  2. Raúl Juliá

    Raúl Juliá

    Roberto Strausmann

  3. Sônia Braga

    Sônia Braga

    Madonna Mendez

  4. Jonathan Winters

    Jonathan Winters


  5. Rui Rezende

    Rui Rezende

    Man on the Beach

  6. Regina Casé

    Regina Casé


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget $20,000,000.00

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Release Information

  • September 9, 1988
    PG-13, Theatrical



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