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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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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

The position of Judith's arms change after she sits on the kid's toy in the kitchen. 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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Referenced in The Golden Girls: Comedy of Errors (1989) See more »

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¡Ay Yay Yay, Ayúdame!
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Music by Suzanne Ciani
Vocal and lyrics by Milton Cardona and 'José Mangual, Jr.'
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Great 80's cheese
25 April 2003 | by (Oklahoma City, OK) – See all my reviews

Lily Tomlin has so many comedic talents. And they are all here in this film. Dry wit, dual roles (she's good at that), Ernestine the operator, Edith Ann, the little brat (in a deleted scene). Pure enjoyment. I remember seeing this as a kid. Now as an adult, I enjoy it again, being able to catch little pieces of the humor I never understood as a child. An adorable comedy is all this is. I read so many of these user comments and find too many people looking for some sort of message or spiritual enlightenment or an answer to the meaning of life. Get real. It's cute. Just enjoy it.


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