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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
Dortha Duckworth ...
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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Comedy | Thriller

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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

The billing for the film's source French film "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)) during the opening credits doesn't mention the title of that foreign film. See more »

Goofs

When the agent enters the dentist's office and sprays the receptionist's face, in one shot she's holding her pen along her fingers. Change camera, the pen is across her palm. 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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Connections

Referenced in NYPD Blue: The Man with Two Right Shoes (2000) See more »

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Scheherezade
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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User Reviews

Incredibly funny, vastly underrated!
9 July 2000 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Keep your expectations in check and you won't be disappointed. This film was hilarious! While not the best vehicle for Tom Hanks to show his talents, the movie's pacing, score, visual style, sound effects, and black humor were extremely effective. James Belushi was at his comic best as Hanks' best friend whose facial expressions constantly suggest he doesn't have a clue as to what's going on, but he's still probably the sanest person in the film. Well worth a look, despite what the other over-critical reviewers had to say.


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