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The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

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When an ordinary woman is exposed to a unique mix of chemicals, she begins to uncontrollably physically shrink.

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Pat Kramer / Judith Beasley / Telephone Operator
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Vance Kramer
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Dan Beame
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Dr. Eugene Nortz
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Dr. Ruth Ruth
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Sandra Dyson
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Tom Keller
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Logan Carver
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Lyle Parks (as James McMullan)
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Jeff Kramer
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Sidney (as Richard A. Baker)
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After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of people who want to take over the world. This evil group plots to kidnap Pat and perform experiments on her so that they can eventually shrink everyone. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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Lily Tomlin has a little problem...

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30 January 1981 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Robert Blalack's tests exist of Lily Tomlin in various scenes that were shot for the film in the 3D format, which was having a resurgence of interest in the US at the time. It was produced and released in 2D, however. See more »

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The position of Judith's arms change after she sits on the kid's toy in the kitchen. See more »

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Beth Kramer: [flicking a light switch on and off] Look Mom, Disco!
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26 April 2008 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

Lily Tomlin is known for her acerbic wit, her sharp tone, and her sense of style for all these years. Ever since "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In", most of her characters come to life in this movie. In "The Incredible Shrinking Woman", she plays Pat Kramer, a housewife who started to shrink, at a alarming rate. I don't mean about her weight, I mean about herself. She has been commonly exposed to all the chemicals around her house. Even small, she can make it all around her surroundings. When she got caught and put inside a lab, she meets a new friend, a big gorilla1 The minute she escapes the lab, the bad guys go after her and the ape. It was funny when the gorilla gives the bad guys the finger after they say, "FREEZE!!" The more she shrank, the news get grim. When she shrank away, it was sad. However, when she came back, they indeed got a new pet, and it's not a dog nor a cat. Then a new problem occurs, I don't think she's worried. A fun movie, lots of gags, and it was a great start for "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" later in the years. 3 out of 5 stars!


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