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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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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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Sci-Fi | Comedy | Fantasy

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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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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Debut theatrical feature film directed by Joel Schumacher. 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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References CHiPs (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

¡Ay Yay Yay, Ayúdame!
(uncredited)
Music by Suzanne Ciani
Vocal and lyrics by Milton Cardona and 'José Mangual, Jr.'
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I thought it was good
24 June 2001 | by (Foreverville, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Maybe its because I remember seeing this movie on TV so often when I was younger that I still think its hilarious. Its not the best comedy, but some scenes are really funny in a cheesy, early '80s sort of way. Lily Tomlins smile could brighten up any film, and this was directed by Joel Schumacher. I never could figure out why the cinematography in some scenes is so soft, and he actually employs some of the same visuals he would use in later movies. I like how her entire neighborhood seems to be living in a commercial ("Pat, its BoatSheen!") and I think her narration is particularly funny. Give it a chance, don't expect much, and enjoy it for the character actors in bit parts.


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