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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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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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Virdon
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Stemple
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Hulse
Frank Hamilton ...
Edgar
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Natalie
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The Conductor
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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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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

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The Man with One Red Shoe  »

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$8,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Tom Hanks described this film as "Not a very good movie. It doesn't have any real, clear focus to it. It isn't about anything particularly that you can honestly understand. It made no money at all". See more »

Goofs

The assassins in the film used revolvers with silencers. It is nearly impossible to silence a revolver, due to the gap between the revolving cylinder and the barrel, which allows sound waves to escape. See more »

Quotes

Hulse: Here's where he varied from the program. That has to be the message. We fed the notes into the computer.
Cooper: [reading] "ARDIE BETGO INDYO CEFAR OGGEL." What the hell is this?
Hulse: I don't know.
Carson: Oh, come on, can't you see? He's rubbing our noses in it! Let's just pick him up and put an end to it.
Cooper: [frowning] Is this "cefar oh-gle" or "cefar oggle"?
Hulse: Oh-gle.
Cooper: "Oh-gle"?
Hulse: Could be "oggle."
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Connections

Remake of The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972) See more »

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Scheherezade
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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One of the first films totally starred by Tom Hanks in a bemusing spy-comedy
1 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is an American remake from French film written by Ives Roberts and Francis Veber.An innocent concert violinist(Tom Hanks, in the role of the French, Pierre Richard) is wrongly targeted, then he's pursued by a corrupts CIA agents(Art La Flour, Tom Noonan, among others) led by a nasty chief(Dabney Coleman, in the role of Bernard Blier). It's all because an assistant(Edward Herrmann)to head(Charles Durning) of CIA picked the violinist when he was in the airport as a decoy to dupe his contender. Meanwhile he falls in love with a sexy girl(Lori Singer, role of Mireille Darc)who's spying him. But the villain boss orders his complete elimination .

This is an easy-going comedy with hearty humor, suspense, and a little of action . The tale involves murders, botchers spies,loving lies and quite amusing. Considerable comic talents act with hilarious perfection, they include Hanks, James Belushi and Dabney Coleman, among them. The film is plenty of gags, especial mention for the laughters with a director orchestra interpreted by David Odgen Steirs, arguing against his bumbling players Hanks acting at whole show, Belushi and Carrie Fisher who are playing 'Scherezade' by Rimski Korsakov. Catching musical score by Thomas Newman, though is composed by synthesizer and appropriate cinematography by Richard H Kline. The motion picture is regularly directed by Stan Dragoti. He's usual comedies director, such as, Love at first bite, Zorro gay and Mr Mom.


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