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The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)

 -  Comedy | Thriller  -  19 July 1985 (USA)
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A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit.

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Cooper
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Maddy
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Ross
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Brown (as Ed Herrmann)
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Morris (as Jim Belushi)
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Stemple
Ritch Brinkley ...
Hulse
Frank Hamilton ...
Edgar
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Natalie
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Storyline

Cooper, the deputy director of the CIA, wants to be the director. So, he tries to make it appear that the director is corrupt so that he will resign or be removed. The director appears before a committee and asks for some time to prepare his defense. The director goes home and asks his man Brown to join him. He then shows Brown that Cooper is bugging him. That's when he decides to turn the tables on Cooper by feeding him some false information. And that information is that there's a man, who might be able to clear him of the charges against him, will be arriving at the airport, so he tells Brown to meet him. The Director tells Brown to just pick someone who is arriving at the airport thus making Cooper believe that he is the man who can help the director. Brown picks Richard cause he is wearing mismatched shoes, one of them being red. So Cooper sets up surveillance on Richard and sends his femme fatale, Maddy to come on to him and find out what he knows. While Maddy is playing, ... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre del zapato rojo  »

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$8,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Second of two 1980s comedies from the 20th Century Fox studio which featured violinist characters. The first movie had been the previous year's Unfaithfully Yours (1984). The violinists were played by Tom Hanks in this film and Armand Assante in the earlier movie. Both pictures were remakes. Moreover, The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) co-star Lori Singer in real-life is a classically trained cellist. See more »

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Cooper isn't wearing sunglasses as he chases Richard and Maddy in the federal building at the end of the movie. When he bursts into the senate hearing room, gun drawn, his sunglasses are suddenly back on and he has to flip them up. See more »

Quotes

Cooper: Hulse, I want you to put a special mike on him tonight, one that isolates everything he plays from the rest of the orchestra. Carson, you link it into the GBLX 1000 computer.
Maddy: The GBLX?
Cooper: Yeah. That thing'll break any code.
Maddy: But that's in control of our entire missile defense system!
Cooper: Honey, will you please - what are the odds of the Russians attacking on a Thursday night?
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Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Certainly watchable, but never laugh-out-loud funny
9 July 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Remake of the 1972 French comedy "The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe" hasn't the flair needed for sophisticated spy comedy, and so instead fizzles a bit despite a colorful cast. Tom Hanks is green and occasionally shrill as a concert violinist who is mistaken for a spy by the CIA and is completely unaware that he is being followed, photographed and shot at; Lori Singer struggles with a real puzzler of a role as a beautiful agent(always back-lit)who has to seduce Hanks--but she seems so fed up with his bumbling that their romance comes as something of a shock. Jim Belushi has some fun as Hanks' musician buddy whose wife is cheating on him, but Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning and Carrie Fisher are all wasted.


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