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The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) Poster

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[Morris looks back at a chair he broke]

Morris: Sorry about that chair.

Richard: Oh, that's OK, it was... really old.

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Morris: These are very good cigars. I want you to smoke one after you get a little. You do get a little?

Richard: Yeah... a little.

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Hulse: Here's where he varied from the program. That has to be the message. We fed the notes into the computer.

Cooper: [reading] "ARDIE BETGO INDYO CEFAR OGGEL." What the hell is this?

Hulse: I don't know.

Carson: Oh, come on, can't you see? He's rubbing our noses in it! Let's just pick him up and put an end to it.

Cooper: [frowning] Is this "cefar oh-gle" or "cefar oggle"?

Hulse: Oh-gle.

Cooper: "Oh-gle"?

Hulse: Could be "oggle."

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Cooper: Hulse, I want you to put a special mike on him tonight, one that isolates everything he plays from the rest of the orchestra. Carson, you link it into the GBLX 1000 computer.

Maddy: The GBLX?

Cooper: Yeah. That thing'll break any code.

Maddy: But that's in control of our entire missile defense system!

Cooper: Honey, will you please - what are the odds of the Russians attacking on a Thursday night?

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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.

[pause]

Professor Chermenko: *Sexual* repression.

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Paula: Remember Chicago? Fate? Kismet?

Richard: No, I don't remember, Paula. You got me drunk.

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Carson: How'd it go, sir?

Cooper: Great. I haven't felt this good since I overthrew the government of Chile.

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Ross: [Talking about Cooper] He made the mousetrap himself. All we did was feed him a piece of cheese.

Brown: About this piece of cheese, sir. What's going to happen to him?

Ross: What?

Brown: Wouldn't it bother you to send an innocent man to his grave?

Ross: Are you serious? We're talking about my career.

Brown: But I'm the one who picked him, sir.

Ross: Don't tell me you're having a guilty conscience.

Brown: It was his shoe. I could have picked a black man with a green raincoat. There was a Japanese guy with five cameras. I could have picked him. But I preferred the guy with the red shoe.

Ross: Brown, you're not being paid to be a philosopher. Wait until you retire. Tell Virdon and Reese to clear off and take a well-earned rest. They must be tired.

Brown: But what am I supposed to do with the Red Shoe?

Ross: [as the helicopter takes off] Save him for your memoirs.

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Reese: Subject in transit. Has changed his shoes. Riding a bicycle. Ten-speed, I suspect.

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Maddy: Are you OK? You seem tense.

Richard: Oh, no, no, no, I'm not, I'm not tense. Well, I did pass out today... and got hit in the head by a baseball... and brushed my teeth with shampoo... then butchered Rimsky- Korsakov in front of 1,500 people, and my clothes fell apart. But I'm not *tense*.

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Morris: I'm not well, you know.

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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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[after having all his teeth yanked out without anesthetic]

Reese: [slurringly] Do you have some aspirin?

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Stemple: [while searching the sewer for evidence] Second time around this sewer and I haven't found sh*! Control yourself. Control yourself. What would Gordon Liddy do? No, I can't do that, I'm not hungry.

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Richard: [Richard, playing a violin solo, begins to ad-lib his own composition. The conductor angrily taps on Richard's music stand] What?

The Conductor: [Sarcastically] This evening we are playing Scheherazade. Would you care to join us?

Richard: Oh.

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Richard: [Looking at Maddy's richly decorated apartment] All this on just a tour guide's salary?

Maddy: I'll let you in on a little secret. My uncle, Burt, owns the company.

[She's talking towards to 2-way mirror, where Cooper and the others are watching]

Cooper: Adorable.

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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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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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