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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, 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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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,600,000
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David Ogden Stiers plays the conductor of the symphony orchestra where Richard plays violin. Stiers has worked as a guest conductor with real life symphony orchestras. See more »

Goofs

During the two-way mirror scene, Carson calls Richard's violin 'some kind of banjo'. However earlier in the film he had no trouble identifying Drew's violin case. See more »

Quotes

Paula: Oh, don't talk about Morris. All he cares about is his practical jokes.
Richard: I know, I know, I know, he's a percussionist, but still, that doesn't mean he's not a nice guy.
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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Scheherezade
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Watch this for Carrie Fischer, not Tom Hanks
4 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

So sue me if I come across as a hormone driven male, but the most redeeming quality of this movie is seeing Carrie Fischer (before she started aging, and she really hasn't aged all that well...) in a leopard skin bikini. Otherwise, you've got Tom Hanks, Dabney Coleman, and Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley in a mildly humorous spy movie about a man (Hanks), a stereotypical 'disheveled genius', who is mistaken for a spy by the US government. Predictable slapstick comedy ensues. It's certainly not a bad movie, and it has some moments, but it's not something that will stick in your mind.


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