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Turistas (2006)

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A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Duhamel ... Alex
Melissa George ... Pru
Olivia Wilde ... Bea
Desmond Askew ... Finn
Beau Garrett ... Amy
Max Brown ... Liam
Agles Steib Agles Steib ... Kiko
Miguel Lunardi Miguel Lunardi ... Zamora
Jorge Só Jorge Só ... Bus Driver
Cristiani Aparecida Cristiani Aparecida ... Native Beauty
Lucy Ramos ... Arolea
Andréa Leal ... Camila
Diego Santiago Diego Santiago ... Jacaré
Marcão Marcão ... Ranan
Miguelito Acosta Miguelito Acosta ... Jamoru
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Storyline

While traveling on vacation through the country of Northeastern of Brazil by bus, the American Alex Trubituan, his sister Bea Tribituan and their friend Amy Harrington meet the also foreigners Pru Stagler, Finn Davies and Liam Kuller after an accident with their bus. They follow a track through the woods and find a hidden paradisiacal beach. They decide to stay in the place drinking beer and dancing funk and parting with the locals and they meet the amicable Brazilian teenager Kiko. They are drugged with "Boa Noite, Cinderela" (Ruffies, literal translation: "Good Night, Cinderella" - a trick used by smalltime crooks to steal naive people) and when they wake up, they are practically naked, with all their belongings, clothes, money, jewels, passports, backpacks etc. stolen. They walk to a small village trying to find a police station, they get into trouble with the dwellers and they are helped by their acquaintance Kiko, who leads them to his uncle's isolated well-equipped cabin in the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There are some places tourists should never go See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence and disturbing content, sexuality, nudity, drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

1 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paradise Lost See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,582,554, 3 December 2006

Gross USA:

$7,027,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,749,758
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| (unrated)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Holly Marie Combs was originally part of the movie in the role of Pru. See more »

Goofs

When the tourists are hiking the morning after being robbed, Pru wears white flip-flops for a moment. No one else is wearing shoes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bea Trubituan: [careening recklessly through the countryside in a bus] Are you having fun?
Alex Trubituan: Am I the only one having a problem with this?
Bea Trubituan: I don't know, I guess I'm used to it.
Alex Trubituan: I just keep thinking about how far we must be from a hospital. You know, with doctors who operate instead of amputate?
Bea Trubituan: So dramatic.
Alex Trubituan: [grinding sounds] Would you slow the fuck down!
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Alternate Versions

The unrated version runs ca. 2 minutes longer and features an extra/extended scene between Finn and Arolea, as well as more explicit shots of Amy being "operated" on. See more »

Connections

Features Hogan's Heroes (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Jogando Capoeira
Written by Beatfanatic
Performed by Beatfanatic
Courtesy of Raw Fusion Records
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Trouble in Paradise
18 January 2007 | by henrik-225See all my reviews

I saw this movie despite it's bad rating, and I must say that it wasn't at all bad. Good production values, great soundtrack and a somewhat believable story. I think a lot of people would've found it better had they not expected a horror movie. Sure there's blood and guts in it, but it's more of an adventure-movie in the sense that the good-guys, bad-guys ratio evens things up. What it does lack however is a satisfying ending and a subplot that would given an added depth to the characters. I still think it deserves a 5 rating as it's different than most movies, it doesn't follow the standard 'stupid-people walking straight into doom' recipe. It's beautifully shot at locations that I'd love to see in real life. It did get a notch or two higher for the effort. If the last 15 minutes of it had been a bit more scary and gruesome I'd definitely would've given it a 6 or a 7. If you are after a Texas Chainsaw-kind of deal you are most likely looking in the wrong direction, but if you are not, then this might tickle the fright in you just enough for it to be worth renting.


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