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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... See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Martin Ferrero. 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: Please, won't you help me? You are so much kinder, than the others.
Rob: Look, I only work here lady.
Pat Kramer: Don't you know who I am? I'm the shrinking woman, I'm Pat Kramer.
Rob: You're Pat Kramer's clone, the real Pat Kramer's dead.
Pat Kramer: Dead?
Rob: Deader, than a doornail.
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Connections

References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) 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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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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