The Woman in Red (1984)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  15 August 1984 (USA)
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On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte - an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her - but what would his wife say?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Didi Pierce
Michael Huddleston ...
Charlotte (as Kelly Le Brock)
Ms. Milner
Richard (as Kyle Heffner)
Michael Zorek ...
Billy Beck ...
Kyra Stempel ...
Missy Pierce
Robin Ignico ...
Becky Pierce
Viola Kates Stimpson ...
Mama Dell
Danny Wells ...
Maitre D'
Buddy Silberman ...


Teddy is a middle-aged man who has a good wife, kids, friends, a fine job and a girlfriend. You could say that he has everything he wants; but he doesn't. One day he sees a gorgeous woman in a red dress, and gets crazy!!! He must have her... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <>

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He's head over heels and headed straight for trouble! See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

15 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de rojo  »

Box Office


$25,300,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was adapted from a French film Pardon Mon Affaire (1976). Gene Wilder had previously adapted an Italian film, "The White Sheik" [The White Sheik (1952)], as The World's Greatest Lover (1977), around seven years earlier. See more »


When Teddy enters a room with his arms full of books, the lady speaking to the group of people is heard saying "extra helpings", but her mouth appears to say something different to this. See more »


Charlotte: [to Teddy] Should we break the ice here or in bed?
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The Woman In Red
Written by Stevie Wonder
Drums, synthesizers: Stevie Wonder
Background vocals: Stevie Wonder, Larry Gittens, Timothy Hardaway, James Allen, Abdoulaye Soumare, Dennis Morrison, Bruce Connole & Bradley Buxer
Vocals: Stevie Wonder
Produced by Stevie Wonder
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Some stuff needs to mature...
4 January 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie about 18 years ago and found it below average. The main reason for viewing it was may admiration for Gene Wilder after the early Mel Brooks movies... Gene Wilders appearances in The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and, not to forget although not from Mel Brooks, Silver Streak are rightfully and indisputably regarded as masterpieces by now. Compared to these highlights, I actually found The Woman in Red slightly dull.

Watching it on Cable-TV yesterday, i.e. January 2006, I got a completely different impression. I don't know if the difference is just me being 20 years older and more tuned-in with the main character, but now I experienced a warm, enjoyable movie filled with a mild madness I found most appealing. The spirit of the early 80's is very evident, this is not a timeless movie. Nevertheless, I find it more up-to-date with human emotions and behavior than most contemporary attempts in the "daily life comedy" genre.

Finally, if you - just like me - was disappointed by this one twenty years ago, give another try!

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