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The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)

PG | | 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, 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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Release Date:

19 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre del zapato rojo  »

Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)


$8,600,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The initials of the actors playing spy agency rivals Ross (Charles Durning) (C.D.) and Cooper (Dabney Coleman) (D.C.) were the reverse of each other. See more »


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 »


[after having all his teeth yanked out without anesthetic]
Reese: [slurringly] Do you have some aspirin?
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »


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induces some laughs, but the original is still better
6 October 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In this remake of the French comedy "The Tall Blonde Man with One Black Shoe", Tom Hanks plays a violinist who randomly gets selected as a spy, leading the government to turn his life upside down. There are certainly some really funny scenes here - namely anything involving plumbing - but it's really undesirable when Hollywood remakes a foreign movie. "The Man with One Red Shoe" is pretty characteristic of Tom Hanks's career before he got into serious roles: innocuously silly.

So, I recommend the original, but this one isn't bad. Just don't expect any kind of religious experience. Also starring Lori Singer, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Edward Herrmann, Carrie Fisher, James Belushi and David Ogden Stiers.

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