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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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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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Release Date:

15 August 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La chica de rojo  »

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$25,300,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The man posing as a pilot in the photograph of Charlotte's husband is none other than Jean-Loup Dabadie, one of the original screenwriters of the French film Pardon Mon Affaire (1976) that inspired "The Woman in Red". See more »


In the opening scene, Theodore Pierce is shown on a ledge with his back up against the building. The ledge is reasonably wide, and his feet are clearly at least a couple of feet from the edge. When the camera goes in for a closeup, however, his feet are right at the edge, implying a much narrower ledge. In addition to the above, in the long shot, he is standing in front of the window . . . the seagull lands . . . and cut to the closeup, he is now on the ledge between two windows. There was not enough "real time" for him to move sideways on the ledge. See more »


Didi Pierce: [referring to Teddy's friend, Joe, who has been cheating on his wife] Do you know what he did to Theresa, right in front of me?
Teddy Pierce: [Shakes his head]
Didi Pierce: He had his secretary call him and tell him he had work to do at the office.
Teddy Pierce: [laughing nervously, knowing he's about to pull the same trick] You mean that old trick still works?
Didi Pierce: [shaking her head in disbelief] Not anymore!
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Written by Stevie Wonder
Piano, synthesizers: Stevie Wonder
Bass: Nathan Watts
Drums: James Allen
Synthesizer: Isaiah Sanders
Saxophone: Bob Malach
String Arrangement: Greg Poree
Background vocals: Lynn Davis, Windy Barnes, Alex Brown & Susaye Greene
Vocals: Dionne Warwick & 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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