Two color changes were made for this American version of the French comedy "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)). The shoe went from being black to red whilst the blond man became a dark brown haired Tom Hanks.
Second of two 1980s comedies from the 20th Century Fox studio which featured violinist characters. The first movie had been the previous year's Unfaithfully Yours (1984). The violinists were played by Tom Hanks in this film and Armand Assante in the earlier movie. Both pictures were remakes. Moreover, The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) co-star Lori Singer in real-life is a classically trained cellist.
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 James 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).
The film was made and released about thirteen years after its source French film "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)) had first debuted in France in 1972 and about eleven years after that French film's sequel, "The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" (The Return of the Tall Blond Man (1974)).
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.
Tom Hanks starred in this spy spoof movie. In two of Hank's other films around this time, Hanks referenced James Bond. In Volunteers (1985), Hanks played Lawrence Whatley Bourne III, wore a tuxedo alot and spoke in a classy upper-class mannerism whilst at one point in Bachelor Party (1984), Hanks poshly says for a joke, "Bond. James Bond".
Second consecutive back-to-back movie made for the 20th Century Fox studio in a row for actor-comedian Tom Hanks who the previous year had headlined Fox's Bachelor Party (1984). Hanks would also later star about three years later in Fox's 1988 comedy Big (1988).