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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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15 August 1984 (USA)  »

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La chica de rojo  »

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$25,300,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Melanie Griffith turned down the role of Charlotte in order to play Holly in Body Double (1984). 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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Connections

Referenced in The Silence of the Hams (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

It's More Than You
Written by Ben Bridges
Piano, synthesizer, drums: Isaiah Sanders
Guitar: Ben Bridges
Bass: Nathan Watts
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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