Rei Do Rio (1986)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Brazil  |  
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In an off-beat comedy drama where the lines between good and bad are blurred into broad swathes of gray, Tucan (Nuno Leal) and his buddy win the state lottery with unpredictable results. Tucan uses his cruzeiros to establish himself as Rio's presiding crime boss and after many a shady deal is given enough support by the local VIPs to set himself up quite well. Along comes the competition many years later in the form of hip drug dealers. The unprepared Tucan suddenly loses his turf as well as his freedom -- he lands in jail. Worse yet, his daughter has fallen in love with the ne'er-do-well son of his former lottery buddy, calling for some drastic action once he gets out of prison.