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The Man with One Red Shoe -- An innocent musician is caught up in a bizarre conspiracy. he is bugged, shadowed and almost wiped out by government agents, while remaining blithely unaware that anything is wrong. this film is the American version of the French film "The Tall Blond Man
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Tom Hanks ... Richard Harlan Drew

Dabney Coleman ... Cooper

Lori Singer ... Maddy

Charles Durning ... Ross

Carrie Fisher ... Paula

Edward Herrmann ... Brown (as Ed Herrmann)

James Belushi ... Morris (as Jim Belushi)
Irving Metzman ... Virdon

Tom Noonan ... Reese

Gerrit Graham ... Carson

David L. Lander ... Stemple
Ritch Brinkley ... Hulse
Frank Hamilton ... Edgar
Dortha Duckworth ... Natalie

David Ogden Stiers ... The Conductor

Julius Carry ... CIA Agent (as Julius J. Carry III)
Stephen Bradley ... CIA Agent

Art LaFleur ... CIA Agent

Richard McGonagle ... CIA Agent (as Richard F. McGonagle)
George Martin ... Senate Chairman

Patricia Gaul ... Mrs. Brown
Charles Levin ... CIA Dentist
Dan Resin ... Man in Car
Tom Rayhall ... Sergeant at Arms

Victoria Carroll ... Receptionist
Mark Robman ... Dentist
Charles Walker ... Reporter

David Selburg ... Reporter
Lisa Raggio ... Reporter
Ivy Bethune ... Female Patient
Richard Clark ... Cab Driver (as C. Richard Clark)
Tom Chiu ... Dickie
Damita Jo Freeman ... Waitress
Jeff Ware ... Prof. Chermenko
Noel De Souza ... Officer on Dock
Dan Ziskie ... Young American (as Daniel Ziskie)

Sam Sako ... Dock Worker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Pamela Clay ... Friendly Young Girl (uncredited)
Joe Dooley ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Stan Dragoti 
Writing credits
Francis Veber (screenplay "Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire") and
Yves Robert (screenplay "Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire")

Robert Klane 

Produced by
Victor Drai .... producer
Xavier Gélin .... associate producer
Jack Frost Sanders .... associate producer (as Jack Sanders)
William W. Wilson .... associate producer (as Bill Wilson)
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
Cinematography by
Richard H. Kline 
Film Editing by
O. Nicholas Brown 
Bud Molin 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
Production Design by
Dean Edward Mitzner  (as Dean E. Mitzner)
Set Decoration by
Anne D. McCulley 
Costume Design by
William Ware Theiss 
Makeup Department
Ora Green .... hair stylist (as Ora T. Green)
Byrd Holland .... makeup artist
Bob Mills .... makeup supervisor (as Robert J. Mills)
Marina Pedraza .... head hair stylist
Ric Sagliani .... makeup artist (as Ric G. Sagliani)
Production Management
Henry Kline .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William S. Beasley .... first assistant director (as William Beasley)
Alan B. Curtiss .... second assistant director
Regina Gordon .... additional second assistant director (as Regina L. Gordon)
Duncan Henderson .... first assistant director: second unit (as Duncan S. Henderson)
Max Kleven .... second unit director
Christopher Ryan .... second assistant director: second unit (as Chris Ryan)
Joseph Paul Moore .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Cameron Birnie .... set designer
Everett Olson .... construction coordinator
Richard M. Rubin .... property master
Tom Southwell .... production illustrator
Dianne Wager .... assistant art director
Kenneth L. Westcott .... lead man (as Ken Westcott)
Damon Allison .... prop shop electrician (uncredited)
Armando Alvarez .... swingman (uncredited)
Marienus Cetani Sr. .... sign writer supervisor (uncredited)
Tim Dent .... swingman (uncredited)
Louis S. Fleming .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Tom J. Furginson .... swingman (uncredited)
Mike Hachey .... gang boss (uncredited)
Darrell Huntsman .... greensman (uncredited)
Daniel Maltese .... set designer (uncredited)
Charles Peck .... sign writer supervisor (uncredited)
Hal Schlax .... carpenter foreman (uncredited)
Charles Sperber .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Marjorie Stone .... set designer (uncredited)
Bill Wolford .... construction foreman (uncredited)
Donald B. Woodruff .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Bassman)
Garrie Bolger .... sound re-recording mixer
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer (as Willis D. Burton)
Kevin F. Cleary .... sound re-recording mixer
David M. Ice .... sound editor
Lenny Jennings .... sound editor
Hal Sanders .... sound editor
Richard Sperber .... sound editor (as Richard A. Sperber)
Bill Voigtlander .... adr editor (as William Voigtlander)
Robert W. Harris .... utility sound engineer (uncredited)
Marvin E. Lewis .... boom operator (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Andy Rovins .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Alan E. Lorimer .... special effects coordinator
William Aldridge .... special effects (uncredited)
Mike Berro .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Wayne Edgar .... special effects (uncredited)
James Fredburg .... second special effects (uncredited)
Russel Hessey .... special effects (uncredited)
Lambert Powell .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Richard Ratliff .... special effects (uncredited)
Harold Selig .... special effects (uncredited)
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects (uncredited)
Marcel Vercoutere .... special effects (uncredited)
Ralph Winiger .... special effects (uncredited)
Sandy Berumen .... stunts
Brad Bovee .... stunts
Betsy Clark .... stunts
Laurie Creach .... stunts
Wally Crowder .... stunt coordinator
Wally Crowder .... stunts
Rawn Hutchinson .... stunts
David LeBell .... stunts
Kathleen O'Haco .... stunts
Hutch Parker .... stunts
Carol Rees .... stunts
Roger Richman .... stunts (as Roger M. Richman)
Pat Romano .... stunts (as Patrick Romano)
John-Clay Scott .... stunts
Tommie Sikes .... stunts
Mark Yerkes .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Adams .... key grip: second unit (as Kenneth A. Adams)
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sidney R. Baldwin)
Albert Bettcher .... camera operator
Richmond G. Cogswell .... video assist operator
M. Todd Henry .... assistant camera (as Michael Todd Henry)
David Morton .... best boy (uncredited)
Jack Priestley .... camera operator: second unit
Robert Sordal .... key grip (as Robert L. Sordal)
John D. Todd .... gaffer: second unit
Gary R. Wostak .... gaffer
Dave Barrow .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Mike Berro .... video playback operator (uncredited)
James Briere .... additional grip (uncredited)
Steve Chandler .... electrician (uncredited)
Billy Clevenger .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
John Donnelly .... second grip (uncredited)
S. Karin Epstein .... still photographer: Washington, D.C. (uncredited)
Bob Jenner .... electrician: Local 40 (uncredited)
Larry Kennedy .... best boy (uncredited)
Mara Kurtz .... still photographer (uncredited)
Casey Nelson .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Casey Nelson .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Ilene Starger .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Iris Crall .... costumer: women
Jered Green .... costumer: men (as Jered E. Green)
Thalia C. Macarthur .... costume supervisor (as Thalia Macarthur)
Darryl M. Athons .... costumer (uncredited)
Barry Francis Delaney .... costumer (uncredited)
Magda Hefty .... tailor (uncredited)
Haleen K. Holt .... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Roger Greene .... assistant editor
Scot Scalise .... apprentice editor
Pat Shade .... assistant film editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Kenneth Karman .... music editor
Michael Masser .... composer: love theme
Ken Runyon .... music editor
Armin Steiner .... score mixer
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
James B. Campbell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Thomas Newman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Skip Wilson .... transportation coordinator
Gina August .... driver (uncredited)
Duke Busby .... driver: prop van (uncredited)
George Clayton .... driver: prop truck (uncredited)
Lawrence Dove .... driver (uncredited)
Bob Forte .... driver: tractor-trailer (uncredited)
Francis G. Hergel .... driver: crane (uncredited)
Pat Hustis .... driver: insert car (uncredited)
Dean E. Mason .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Paul Muhe .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Robert Perry .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Michael 'Bud' Ruben .... driver: crane (uncredited)
Julio Salazar .... driver: elf (uncredited)
Stanley Wilson .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Pete Emmet .... unit publicist
Cherie Franklin .... dialogue coach
Todd Grodnick .... video consultant
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor
Richard S. Kaufman .... violin coach (as Richard Kaufman)
James Koehler .... auditor (as Jim Koehler)
Lloyd Nelson .... script supervisor: second unit
Susan Pond .... assistant: Stan Dragoti
Pinki Ragan .... production coordinator
Binnie Ruben .... location manager: Los Angeles
Art Scholl .... helicopter pilot
Lisa M. Violé .... assistant: Victor Drai
Michael Wallace .... location manager: Washington D.C. (as Mike Wallace)
Gary Weddington .... assistant auditor
Nandy Anderson .... secretary to writer (uncredited)
Gail Griffin .... production secretary (uncredited)
Louie Kamer .... production consultant (uncredited)
Steve Kline .... production consultant (uncredited)
Juan Lecaro .... caterer (uncredited)
Will Levine .... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Steve McNichols .... production consultant (uncredited)
Peter Pit .... technical advisor: magic (uncredited)
Cliff Taylor .... production consultant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Red Shoe" - International (English title) (informal short title)
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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:PG (original rating) (cut) | UK:15 (re-rating) (uncut) (2004) | USA:PG (certificate #27447) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: Cooper isn't wearing sunglasses as he chases Richard and Maddy in the federal building at the end of the movie. When he bursts into the senate hearing room, gun drawn, his sunglasses are suddenly back on and he has to flip them up.See more »
Cooper:Professor Chermenko, what about that handwriting?
Professor Chermenko:Ah. Richard Drew is a complex man, filled to the breaking point with psychological conflicts. His violin is a substitute for severe anger and repression.
Professor Chermenko:*Sexual* repression.
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Movie Connections:
References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)See more »
ScheherezadeSee more »


Is this a remake of the 1972 french movie "Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire" ?
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the first films totally starred by Tom Hanks in a bemusing spy-comedy, 1 October 2008
Author: ma-cortes

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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