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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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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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He's head over heels and headed straight for trouble! 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some movie posters for this film featured a preamble that read: "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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Joe: Do you believe this man asking whether my Theresa would fool around?
Buddy: I find it hard to imagine your wife sleeping with YOU.
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Referenced in From Hollywood to Deadwood (1988) See more »

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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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Gene Wilder goes wild!
6 December 2000 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

"The Woman in Red" is Gene Wilder's somewhat sloppy comedy that's a remake of the 1977 French movie "Pardon Mon Affaire". Wilder did triple duty on this film. He not only stars but also wrote and directed the picture. As a writer and director, he does a so-so job. This movie has alot of silly moments that are totally preposterous. And it contains a few laughable lines of dialogue. But "The Woman in Red" for the most part is a pretty funny film. Wilder is good as Teddy Pierce, a married man who one day see's a beautiful woman wearing a red dress. After catching a glimpse of this woman, he becomes obsessed with her, and can't get her out of his mind. Wilder gets some good support from an exceptional cast which includes Charles Grodin, Joseph Bolonga, Judith Ivey, Kelly LeBrock (as The Woman in Red), and of course Wilder's late wife, Gilda Radner. "The Woman in Red" ain't a great comedy, but a good one. Only if Wilder had done a better directing job this would have been a great farce.

*** (out of four)


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