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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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Irving Metzman ...
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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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Comedy | Thriller


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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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1.85 : 1
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The Central Intelligence game that Dabney Coleman and Charles Durning play on each other is loosely based on Spy vs. Spy. See more »


When Richard stops his bicycle at the junction the reflector on his front wheel is below the axle. Change camera, the reflector is above the axle. See more »


Reese: Subject in transit. Has changed his shoes. Riding a bicycle. Ten-speed, I suspect.
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References Kismet (1914) See more »


Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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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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