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The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) Poster

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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.
Tom Hanks described this film as "Not a very good movie. It doesn't have any real, clear focus to it. It isn't about anything in particular that you can honestly understand. It made no money at all".
The Central Intelligence game that Dabney Coleman and Charles Durning play on each other is loosely based on the comic strip Spy vs. Spy.
In the opening credit sequence, when the orchestra is tuning up, the cellos play during Lori Singer's credit. Ms. Singer plays the cello in real life.
One American movie poster featured nothing but a gigantic drawing of a red shoe with a shoe-lace with a spark implying an explosive device about to explode.
The music played by the orchestra (when the conductor scolds Drew for interrupting with his own composition) is from "Scheherazade" by Rimsky-Korsakov.
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The musical love theme and composition that Tom Hanks plays throughout the film on the violin was written by Michael Masser.
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Second of two 1980s comedies from 20th Century Fox which featured violinists. 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.
The powdery substance thought to be cocaine in the opening sequence of the film is actually baking flour.
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This remake of the French farce "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)) never produced a sequel like the source movie did, which produced a follow-up, "The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" (The Return of the Tall Blond Man (1974)).
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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 haired Tom Hanks.
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One of a number of early-to-mid 1980s films that actor-comedian Dabney Coleman made at or were distributed by the 20th Century Fox studio. The movies include 9 to 5 (1980), Modern Problems (1981), On Golden Pond (1981) and The Man with One Red Shoe (1985).
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The film was made and released 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 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)).
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At six words long, "The Man with One Red Shoe" still remains [to date, August 2013] as the longest title for a theatrical fictional feature film starring Tom Hanks.
Star Billing: Tom Hanks (1st), Dabney Coleman (2nd), Lori Singer (3rd), Charles Durning (4th), Jim Belushi (5th), Carrie Fisher (6th) and Edward Herrmann (7th).
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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).
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The initials of the actors playing spy agency rivals Ross (Charles Durning) (C.D.) and Cooper (Dabney Coleman) (D.C.) were the reverse of each other.
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The hair color of the protagonist was left out of the movie's title unlike its source French film "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)) and 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 blond man became a dark haired Tom Hanks for this American remake. As such, if the hair colour had been used for the title in this U.S. remake, the movie might have been called "The Tall Dark Haired Man with One Red Shoe", or if tghe shoe had remained the same color, "The Tall Dark Haired Man with One Black Shoe".
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One of two 1985 movies starring actor-comedian Tom Hanks first released in that year. The other picture was Volunteers (1985).
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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 a lot, and spoke in a classy upper-class mannerism while at one point in Bachelor Party (1984), Hanks poshly says for a joke, "Bond. James Bond".
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One of a number of comic villainous roles of Dabney Coleman which the actor appeared in during the 1980s.
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The movie featured a stable of actors who had appeared in other 20th Century Fox movies of the period. Tom Hanks had starred in Bachelor Party (1984), Dabney Coleman had been in 9 to 5 (1980), Modern Problems (1981) and On Golden Pond (1981), Carrie Fisher had appeared in the Star Wars trilogy, Charles Durning had been in Two of a Kind (1983) and To Be or Not to Be (1983), while Jim Belushi the would appear in Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986).
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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.
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The name of the intelligence organization was the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
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Cameo 

David Ogden Stiers: As the Conductor.
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When riding his bike, Tom Hanks is wearing white Nikes with the red swoosh, like in his later movie Forrest Gump (1994).
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