"Pega pega" is a Brazilian telenovela written by Claudia Souto for Rede Globo. It's an original story and it started airing on June 6, 2017. The main stars are Vanessa Giácomo, Camila Queiroz, Mateus Solano and Thiago Martins.
Set in Rio de Janeiro, between the neighborhoods of Copacabana and Tijuca, 'Pega pega' has as its central plot the theft in the rich and famous Hotel Carioca Palace. On the verge of bankruptcy, the millionaire Pedrinho Guimarães, owner of the hotel, sells it to accomplished businessman Eric Ribeiro. Pedrinho however but did not count that his granddaughter Luíza would fall in love with the businessman although she is not aware at first that Eric is the new owner of the hotel.
Cheated by the two men she loves the most, Luiza is left devastated when the millionaire robbery occurs in the middle of her birthday party. The crime was conceived by the concierge Malagueta, who convinced his friends and staffers, the waiter Júlio, the receptionist Agnaldo and the maid Sandra Helena to execute the plan. At first they hesitate, but then, faced with limiting situations in the life of each, they come to participate in the robbery; crime will however mess with everyone's life.
Investigator of the robbery case, the adventurous Antonia, an incorruptible professional, will have a challenge that goes beyond unraveling the mystery - she will eventually fall in love with Júlio, the "repentant thief" who was involved in the robbery.
The criminal quartet, that cannot spend the money to not raise suspicions, continues working normally in the Carioca Palace, hoping that the place decrees bankruptcy and the whole staff gets dismissed.
- Working title for the telenovela was 'Pega ladrão'.
- Andreia Horta was chosen for the main protagonist role, however she was replaced with Vanessa Giácomo due to scheduling conflict with Horta's miniseries about the deceased Brazilian singer Elis Regina.
- José Loreto was considered for the role of the main villain. Due to the similarities to his previous role on 'Haja coração', he was replaced with João Baldasserini.
|ACTOR / ACTRESS||ROLE|
|Vanessa Giácomo||Antônia Almeida|
|Camila Queiroz||Luíza Guimarães|
|Mateus Solano||Eric Ribeiro|
|Thiago Martins||Júlio Mendes da Silva|
|Marcos Caruso||Pedro William 'Pedrinho' Guimarães|
|Marcelo Serrado||Vitor 'Malagueta' Aguiar|
|Mariana Santos||Maria Pia Camargo Neves e Silva|
|Nanda Costa||Sandra Helena|
|João Baldasserini||Agnaldo Macedo|
|Irene Ravache||Sabine Favre|
|Elizabeth Savalla||Arlete Mendes da Silva|
|Nicette Bruno||Elza Mendes da Silva|
|Cristina Pereira||Maria dos Prazeres Mendes da Silva|
|Reginaldo Faria||Athaíde Camargo Neves e Silva|
|Ângela Vieira||Lígia Camargo Neves e Silva|
|Rodrigo Fagundes||Nelito Almeida|
|Marcos Veras||Domênico Wilson|
|Danton Mello||Rodrigo Borges|
|Dani Barros||Tereza Borges|
|Valentina Herszage||Elizabeth 'Bebeth' Castro Ribeiro|
|Jaffar Bambirra||Márcio Borges|
|Marcelo Escorel||Siqueira Motta|
|David Junior||Dom Favre|
|Marina Rigueira||Mirella Ribeiro|
|Beto Vandesteen||Chef D’Angelo|
|Ana Isabela Godinho||Nina|
|Leandra Caetano||Adriana 'Drica' Pereira Borges|
|ACTOR / ACTRESS||ROLE|