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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Bako ...
Thomas K. Butler, the Workman
Kai Wulff ...
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Leana Hall ...
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Rhonda Aldrich ...
Charlotte Blunt ...
Harry Cohn ...
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Alex: He made love like he worked on the street - tender as a jackhammer.
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Followed by Red Shoe Diaries 18: The Game (2000) See more »


Performed by Mariachi Internacional
Recording by Peerless
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User Reviews

from Fringe Video Fanzine Issue #001
13 May 2001 | by (Peterborough, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Directed by the same guy who brought you such soft-core classics as 9 1/2 Weeks and Wild Orchid, this steamy pilot was made for late night cable TV. Starring X-Files main man David Duchovny. A husband [David Duchovny] sorting through his recently deceased wife's belongings [played by Brigitte Bakeo] comes across a red diary. Devastated he finds that his wife was not the devoted woman who claimed that she wanted a meaningful and lasting relationship. ...She longed for the perfect opportunity for having a secret affair with a total stranger. The perfect body ...on the perfect man [played by Billy Wirth]. Torn between her two lovers, and trapped by a burning secret, she decides that the only way out is suicide. Leaving her husband wondering, just how many others out there are going through the same problems. At the end of the film, he decides to put an add in the paper, which is how Zalman King ties together the various vignettes in the TV series.

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