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The Woman in Red (1984)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 15 August 1984 (USA)
On his way to work, Teddy spots Charlotte, an incredibly beautiful Woman in Red. He really wants to meet her, but what would his wife say?

Director:

Gene Wilder

Writers:

Jean-Loup Dabadie (screenplay "Un Elephant Ca Trompe Enormement") (as Jean Loup Dabadie), Yves Robert (screenplay "Un Elephant Ca Trompe Enormement") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Wilder ... Theodore Pierce
Charles Grodin ... Buddy
Joseph Bologna ... Joey
Judith Ivey ... Didi
Michael Huddleston Michael Huddleston ... Mikey
Kelly LeBrock ... Charlotte (as Kelly Le Brock)
Gilda Radner ... Ms. Milner
Kyle T. Heffner ... Richard
Michael Zorek ... Shelly
Billy Beck ... Bartender
Kyra Stempel Kyra Stempel ... Missy
Robin Ignico Robin Ignico ... Becky
Viola Kates Stimpson Viola Kates Stimpson ... Mama Dell
Danny Wells Danny Wells ... Waiter
Buddy Silberman Buddy Silberman ... Gilbert
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Storyline

Teddy is a middle-aged man who has a good wife, kids, friends and a fine job. You could say that he has everything he wants; but he doesn't. One day he sees a gorgeous woman in a red dress, and goes crazy! He must have her... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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He's head over heels and headed straight for trouble! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boys will be Boys See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,159,811, 19 August 1984

Gross USA:

$25,308,147

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,308,147
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Melanie Griffith turned down the role of Charlotte in order to play Holly in Body Double (1984). See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Theodore Pierce is shown on a ledge with his back up against the building. The ledge is reasonably wide, and his feet are clearly at least a couple of feet from the edge. When the camera goes in for a closeup, however, his feet are right at the edge, implying a much narrower ledge. In addition to the above, in the long shot, he is standing in front of the window . . . the seagull lands . . . and cut to the closeup, he is now on the ledge between two windows. There was not enough "real time" for him to move sideways on the ledge. See more »

Quotes

Buddy: Is it from Theresa?
Joe: Found a picture of me with another woman.
Teddy Pierce: Naked?
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Moments Aren't Moments
Written by Stevie Wonder
Drums, synthesizers: Stevie Wonder
Trumpet: Larry Gittens
Vocals: Dionne Warwick
Produced by Stevie Wonder
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Gene Wilder goes wild!
6 December 2000 | by jhaggardjrSee all my reviews

"The Woman in Red" is Gene Wilder's somewhat sloppy comedy that's a remake of the 1977 French movie "Pardon Mon Affaire". Wilder did triple duty on this film. He not only stars but also wrote and directed the picture. As a writer and director, he does a so-so job. This movie has alot of silly moments that are totally preposterous. And it contains a few laughable lines of dialogue. But "The Woman in Red" for the most part is a pretty funny film. Wilder is good as Teddy Pierce, a married man who one day see's a beautiful woman wearing a red dress. After catching a glimpse of this woman, he becomes obsessed with her, and can't get her out of his mind. Wilder gets some good support from an exceptional cast which includes Charles Grodin, Joseph Bolonga, Judith Ivey, Kelly LeBrock (as The Woman in Red), and of course Wilder's late wife, Gilda Radner. "The Woman in Red" ain't a great comedy, but a good one. Only if Wilder had done a better directing job this would have been a great farce.

*** (out of four)


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