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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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Cast

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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)
Irving Metzman ...
Virdon
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Reese
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Carson
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Stemple
Ritch Brinkley ...
Hulse
Frank Hamilton ...
Edgar
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Natalie
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The Conductor
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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

Two of the movie's main cast both starred in two late 1980s buddy pictures where both their characters were each teamed with a dog. These were James Belushi in K-9 (1989) and Tom Hanks in Turner & Hooch (1989). Both pictures premiered stateside in 1989 with Belushi also appearing in two later sequels, K-911 (1999) and K-9: P.I. (2002). See more »

Goofs

In the scene with the subway train, the destination board reads "Special". See more »

Quotes

Ross: [Closing lines] And the Man With One Red Shoe. What's going to happen to him?
Brown: He'll be just fine.
Ross: And the girl?
Brown: The deal was her testimony for her freedom. I think it was a fair exchange.
Ross: Well, I don't think so.
Brown: [as Brown get on the helicopter] Well, since you're no longer director of CIA, and I am, it doesn't matter what you think.
[Ross gives him a angry look as the helicopter takes off]
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Referenced in Castle: Slice of Death (2011) See more »

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Love Theme
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An underrated and very funny movie
11 June 2002 | by (Woodinville, WA) – See all my reviews

Some very funny lines and situations permeate this movie. Tom Hanks does a great job of being a very likable "every guy" in the film, but some of the funniest lines belong to Jim Belushi as his best friend. Dabney Coleman and Charles Durning do well with their parts as competitive agents of the CIA and FBI. If you like spy movies with a twist, check out this under-rated comedy.


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