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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 Ecstasy See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1984 (USA) 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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,914,881
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After receiving a memo from Menahem Golan to spice up the film even further, Bo Derek consulted with MGM head Frank Yablans about making additions as they were screening the film for the studio to distribute. Yablans still called the film junk like many of Cannon's productions, which they were giving MGM to release as part of their deal, which the studio used a "breach of contract" clause to get out of, as of November 7, 1984. See more »

Goofs

The number and placement of the lances during the final bull fight sequence continuously change. See more »

Quotes

Cotton: He's sending you messages?
Lida MacGillivery: You noticed?
Cotton: That's a pretty big message.
Lida MacGillivery: It feels like it.
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As bad as it gets
26 August 1999 | by chez-3See all my reviews

Yes "Bolero" is that bad. Sure seeing Bo Derek nude is a pleasure. But you could save time and money and look at a vintage issue of Playboy.

And the plot? What plot? Bo has a lover who is impotent. She tries to....ahem....cure him. And the last scene is a howler. Yes I am going to ruin it. He is finally able to perform sexually with Bo and as they do we actually see NEON signs that say : ECSTASY.

Yes it is true. I am not making this up. Who would have ever thought that Derek's version of Tarzan could ever look like a classic in comparison to any other film?


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