Moon over Parador

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Moon over Parador ★★½ 1988 (PG-13)

An uneven comedy about a reluctant American actor who gets the role of his life when he gets the chance to pass himself off as the recently deceased dictator of a Latin American country. A political strongman wants to continue the charade until he can take over, but the actor begins to enjoy the benefits of dictatorship. Look for a cameo by director/writer Mazursky in drag. 103m/C VHS, DVD . Richard Dreyfuss, Sonia Braga, Raul Julia, Jonathan Winters, Fernando Rey, Ed Asner, Dick Cavett, Michael Greene, Sammy Davis Jr., Polly Holliday, Charo, Marianne Saegebrecht, Dana Delany, Ike Pappas, Paul Mazursky; D: Paul Mazursky; W: Leon Capetanos, Paul Mazursky; M: Maurice Jarre.