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The Woman in Red (1984)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 15 August 1984 (USA)
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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Joey
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Didi Pierce
Michael Huddleston ...
Mikey
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Charlotte (as Kelly Le Brock)
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Ms. Milner
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Richard (as Kyle Heffner)
Michael Zorek ...
Shelly
Billy Beck ...
Bartender
Kyra Stempel ...
Missy Pierce
Robin Ignico ...
Becky Pierce
Viola Kates Stimpson ...
Mama Dell
Danny Wells ...
Maitre D'
Buddy Silberman ...
Gilbert
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Storyline

Teddy is a middle-aged man who has a good wife, kids, friends and a fine job. 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 goes crazy! He must have her... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Shy, quiet Teddy Pierce wanted a little adventure. And one day it walked into his life in a red silk dress. Now his wife is packing a gun. His friends are going nuts trying to cover for him and he's about to get caught with his pants down on the six o'clock news. Be very careful of what you want... Because you just might get it. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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15 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de rojo  »

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$25,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie blatantly used the famous Marilyn Monroe dress flying above the street grate from The Seven Year Itch (1955) but exchanging the color from white to red. The image was the dominant one used in the film's press and marketing materials, particularly movie posters. The picture was not the first to do this in recent times as the Barbra Streisand comedy All Night Long (1981) had used it about three years earlier where Streisand is seen climbing up a pole wearing a violet dress with three male characters beneath her. See more »

Goofs

Flustered after being invited on a date by an unwitting Teddy, Ms. Milner gets up and runs out of the office. In the process, she bumps into the water-cooler, knocking off the bottle. As it hits the floor, we hear the sound of glass breaking. However, the bottle remains intact, and it's made of plastic, meaning it's impossible for it to have made that sound. See more »

Quotes

Teddy Pierce: While Deedee was waiting for me in San Francisco, Charlotte was waiting in Los Angeles. Two women waiting for me in the middle of the night. Crazy as it seems, I had adventure in my life.
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Don't Drive Drunk
Written by Stevie Wonder
Synthesizers, drums: Stevie Wonder
Background vocals: Lynn Davis, Windy Barnes, Alex Brown & Susaye Greene
Vocals: Stevie Wonder
Produced by Stevie Wonder
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The Gene Wilder film I like the most.
17 March 2011 | by (Kenya) – See all my reviews

This is the film which is very dear to me. It stars my favorite actor: Gene Wilder.

The film deals with the topic of love-at-first-sigh and what a love and at what a time in his life!!! San Francisco ad man Teddy Pierce (Wilder) falls head over heals in love with Charlotte (Kelly LeBrock) as she walks over a grate and a rush of air from the grate causes her skirt to lift up in a revealing manner (a parody of Marilyn Monroe in The Seven-Year Itch).

Teddy is happily married to Didi, but he can't get this woman out of his mind. Encouraged by his friends Buddy, Joe and Michael, he tries to ask her for a date but mistakenly phones Ms. Milner, a plain ad-agency employee, instead. Teddy ultimately does become acquainted with Charlotte.

He begins using elaborate ruses to see her socially without his wife finding out. Meanwhile, he incurs the wrath of Ms. Milner, whom he stands up. Events come to a head in Charlotte's high-rise apartment, where she invites Teddy into her bed.

What happens next is for YOU to find out.

Buy this one without further delay.


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