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Red Shoe Diaries (1992)

After the death of his beloved wife, a man reads her diary and finds out that she was having an affair with a young construction worker.



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Jake following the suicide of his girlfriend Alex seeks answers as to why she did it through her diaries. Jake discovers that although she loves him, she felt as if there was something lacking. And when she met a man who did construction work and sold shoes, she pursued him and it wasn't long before she was having an affair with him and they did things that she didn't do with Jake. And she couldn't stay away from him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Trapped by a Burning Secret. Torn by a Blazing Desire


Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

16 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Red Shoe Diaries the Movie  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


[to Alex's mother]
Jake: Here's Alex's stuff.
Alex's mother: Thank you.
Jake: I loved your daughter.
Alex's mother: I know you did.
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Written by James Brown, Fred Wesley and John Starks
Published by Unichappell Music, Inc.
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Polydor Records
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Eye candy for women!
24 February 2003 | by (Sunland, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I viewed this movie for the first time on DVD last weekend. I have watched it many times on VHS. I liked Billy Wirth's humorous comments about his role in the extras on the DVD. This movie was the basis for Zalman King's long-running series on Showtime called "Red Shoe Diaries", where David Duchovny reads letters sent to him from women who share their sexual experiences with him. This is a great movie for women to watch, more than men, because of the two hunky leads: David Duchovny and Billy Wirth. They both look gorgeous in this movie! I can understand Brigitte Bako's dilemma over who to pick as her main man in this flick because they both have something to offer. Why Mr. Duchovny has never discussed this movie or the series as part of his credits I will never understand. It may not be Shakespeare, but it is nothing to be ashamed of. On the serious side, it gives one something to think about in regards to relationships and how unstable some people are. Very entertaining, thought-provoking, and sexy. Great soundtrack too.

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