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Bolero (1984)

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Set in the 1920s, a young woman sets out to lose her virginity. Her mission leads her to a Moroccan sheikh and a Spanish bullfighter.

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John Derek

Writer:

John Derek
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bo Derek ... Lida MacGillivery
George Kennedy ... Cotton
Andrea Occhipinti ... Angel
Ana Obregón ... Catalina
Olivia d'Abo ... Paloma
Greg Bensen Greg Bensen ... Sheik
Ian Cochrane Ian Cochrane ... Robert Stewart
Mirta Miller ... Evita
Mickey Knox ... Sleazy Moroccan Guide
Paul Stacey Paul Stacey ... Young Valentino #1
James Stacey James Stacey ... Young Valentino #2
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Storyline

Follows the tale of a young woman's sexual awakening and subsequent journey around the world in pursuit of her ideal lover. Encounters include an Arabian sheik and a Spanish bullfighter. Her friend and butler accompany her and help to arrange her couplings. Moderate nudity and soft-porn. Written by Tony Bridges <tbridges@spicer.com>

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An adventure in eXtasy See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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16 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1984 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Bolero: An Adventure in Ecstasy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,579,240, 3 September 1984

Gross USA:

$8,914,881
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The movie was nominated for Nine Golden Raspberry Awards including Worst New Star, Worst Supporting Actor, and Worst Supporting Actress. In the end, the film won a sizable Six Razzies which were for Worst Actress, Worst Director, Worst New Star, Worst Screenplay, Worst Musical Score and the most notorious one of all: Worst Picture. In 1990, this movie was also nominated for The Golden Raspberry "Razzie" Award for Worst Picture of the Decade. See more »

Quotes

Lida MacGillivery: [At bath scene] Stand up.
Paloma: What you going to do?
Lida MacGillivery: I'm going to rinse you off.
Paloma: But why?
Lida MacGillivery: So you don't itch.
Paloma: But...
Lida MacGillivery: Look at you!
[Checking out her body]
Paloma: I am woman -
[Proudly showing off her development]
[...]
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How I missed the 1980's
30 June 2003 | by lambiepie-2See all my reviews

I actually went to a midnight showing of "Bolero" the first Saturday it came out. I was with a bunch of friends from college. We thought, "the reviewers must be mad. How bad can a film with Bo Derek in it, be?"

This was bad. I'll sum this up by reporting the thing that has been in my mind about this film for the past 19 years.

There was scattered laughter coming from the theater throughout the showing. I couldn't help it, I burst out laughing too at the slow dialogue, bad acting, etc. But around the 25 minute mark, a few people got up and walked out. This was happening all throughout the theater. Other folks were clapping when folks left. That WAS the most entertaining parts of this film.

I did sit through almost to the end the movie with my friends (which made the entire experience worth while) and we decided to go to the box-office to get our money back.

Too late. There was a new big RED sign hanging from the window that read:

"No Refunds"


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