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You can blame the night, blame the wine, blame the moon in her eyes, but when all else fails . . . you'd better . . . Blame it on Rio! She's the hottest thing on the beach. She's also his best friend's daughter! Release Date: February 17, 1984 Domestic Total Gross: $18,644,570 Blame it on Rio is a 1984 American romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and written by Charlie Peters and Larry Gelbart, based on the 1977 French film, Un moment d'égarement. Starring an ensemble cast led by Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Michelle Johnson, Valerie Harper, Demi Moore, and José Lewgoy, the film was nominated for a Razzie Award including Worst New Star for Johnson. This is the last theatrically released film directed by Donen, whose previous work included such notable pictures as Singin' in the Rain, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Charade. Domestic Total Adj. Gross: $47,998,700 Trivia Question: Actor Joseph Bologna starred in remakes of two French comedies in 1984. Name the other film and the French film it was remade from? Bologna replaced the same French actor from the originals in both films. Name this popular French actor and his breakout hit in America nominated for 3 Oscars? Name the American version of that French film and its male star? Good Luck and Have Fun!