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The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Rob
Maria Smith ...
Concepcion
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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)
Shelby Balik ...
Beth Kramer
Justin Dana ...
Jeff Kramer
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Sidney (as Richard A. Baker)
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Himself
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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30 January 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Incrível Mulher Que Encolheu  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title is a variation on and spoof of The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) made and released around twenty-four years earlier. In fact, both movies are based on the same source Richard Matheson novel "The Shrinking Man". See more »

Goofs

When the Cramers leave the clinic after being told the diagnosis, Pat is wearing a light blue double-breasted blazer over a peach dress, both of which are too large for her. Later in the film, one of the female newscasters is shown on television wearing the exact same outfit. See more »

Quotes

Pat Kramer: The Strange, almost stranger than strange. Unbelievable story of, Pat Kramer is the one that must be told. I know because unfortunately, I am Pat Kramer.
[rewinds tape recorder, and puts it on play]
Pat Kramer: [Tape Recorder] The strange, almost stranger than strange...
[stops tape recorder]
Jeff Kramer: Hey, Mom!
Pat Kramer: I'm busy, Jeff!
Jeff Kramer: Mom, it's an emergency!
Pat Kramer: Honey, what is it? Jeff, what is it?
Jeff Kramer: [Jeff and friends taking pictures of Pat, in front of her doll house] Say Cheese! Make believe, there's a birdie there, pose!
Pat Kramer: Jeff, go...
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Soundtracks

¡Ay Yay Yay, Ayúdame!
(uncredited)
Music by Suzanne Ciani
Vocal and lyrics by Milton Cardona and 'José Mangual, Jr.'
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Absolutely wild and wacky fantasy that you will surely enjoy
17 November 2006 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN, in my opinion, is an absolutely wild and wacky fantasy that you will surely enjoy. If you ask me, the disposal was the scariest obstacle that Pat (Lily Tomlin) encountered. Don't get me wrong, but I thought that it was funny when she shrunk. Some of the obstacles she encountered were funny, too. Only some of them were a little gross. There is just one things that puzzles me. That one thing is how household chemicals could shrink someone. In conclusion, if you like Lily Tomlin or hilarious fantasies, I highly recommend this absolutely wild and wacky fantasy that you will surely enjoy. You're in for a wild ride if you haven't seen it, so hold on tight!


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