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The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)

PG | | Comedy, Thriller | 19 July 1985 (USA)
A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit.

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Cooper
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Ross
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Brown (as Ed Herrmann)
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Irving Metzman ...
Virdon
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Reese
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Carson
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Hulse
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Edgar
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Natalie
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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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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 Jim 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

Two agents shot three darts into Richard's butt. An agent removes one dart but when we see Richard lying on the floor, no darts are visible. See more »

Quotes

Maddy: [Richard and Maddy are being chased on the subway] Richard, tell me. Are you an agent?
Richard: No! But I used to have an agent.
Maddy: No! No. Do you work for the government? Are you a spy?
Richard: No, of course not. I'm no more a spy than you're spy.
Maddy: Richard... I am a spy.
Richard: You're a spy?
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Referenced in Castle: Slice of Death (2011) See more »

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Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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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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