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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 ...
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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)  »

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A Incrível Mulher Que Encolheu  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lead actress Lily Tomlin plays four characters in the movie. They are Edith Ann, telephone operator Ernestine, neighbor Judith Beasley, and central character Pat Kramer. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dan Beame: [surrenders to police, as Pat Kramer returns home] Arrest this man.
Policeman: But you haven't done anything.
Dan Beame: [gives a firm look] Trust me.
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Referenced in The Comeback: Valerie Saves the Show (2005) 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 loved this movie!
4 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Granted, when I last watched this movie, I was probably no more than 10 years old, but it has stuck with me and I would love to see it again! Though others may think the graphics and effects were lame, I look at it this way: it was the 80's...all movies that have effects and such look lame now that we've gone digital and become more technologically advanced. To me, the premise and the antics are what carries this movie in a way that it's a must have in any comedy fan's video library. The physical comedy that stems from Lily Tomlin's vertically challenging situation is pure fun. C'mon, how could the antics from shrinking at a rapid pace NOT be funny?!?!? Now, just have to find it so my daughters can share in the experience...


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