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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

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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 in an epic comedy (give or take an inch) See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 January 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Incrível Mulher Que Encolheu  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,279,264 (USA) (1 February 1981)

Gross:

$20,259,961 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lawrence Pressman was initially considered to play the husband of Lily Tomlin's character. 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

Beth Kramer: [flicking a light switch on and off] Look Mom, Disco!
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Connections

Referenced in TaleSpin: The Incredible Shrinking Molly (1991) See more »

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Little Things Mean A Lot
Performed by Mike Douglas
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An incredibly funny movie
12 March 2005 | by (Gardena,U.S.A) – See all my reviews

This is one of Lily Tomlin's best movies. It's kind of corny, but it's supposed to be. Did anyone notice the bright colors, that satire the 70's, like the lime green? It's charming and amusing, and as a kid, I guess when Pat disappeared it was a little scary, but I knew she would be OK, because she was the star of the movie. It was not that scary, I've seen a lot worse. Most of all, it's very entertaining, and not the least bit tedious if you have a sense of humor and a good imagination. When you watch a movie like this, you have to suspend your disbelief and let your inner child out. This is one of my favorite comedies. Lily is great!


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