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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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Shy, quiet Teddy Pierce wanted a little adventure. And one day it walked into his life in a red silk dress. Now his wife is packing a gun. His friends are going nuts trying to cover for him and he's about to get caught with his pants down on the six o'clock news. Be very careful of what you want... Because you just might get it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$25,300,000
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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

Debut and breakthrough film role of Kelly LeBrock. See more »

Goofs

When Gene Wilder's character is backing into his parking space after standing up Gilda Radner's character, he appears to be looking into a rear view mirror in the car but when Gilda's character approaches to damage his car, there is no rear view mirror in the car. There was a rear view mirror in the previous scene involving the car, as well as the next scene involving the car. Also, later in the film the rear view mirror disappears once more when Teddy is driving with Buddy. See more »

Quotes

Joe: Hey, Teddy! Teddy! Wait a minute. Come here a sec. Look, really, in all seriousness: don't get your dick caught in your zipper.
Buddy: You got no taste!
Joe: Taste! Who wants taste? What the hell am I, Charlie the Tuna? Get outta here! Let's go get some action.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes and throwaway shots from scenes play over the end credits. There also appears to be an unused/deleted scene where Didi is seen fending of Shelly's advances outdoors. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Woman in Pink (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Light In Flight
Written by Stevie Wonder
Synthesizers, drums: Stevie Wonder
Background vocals: Antoinette Wood, Finis Henderson III, Eugene Van Buren (as Gene Van Buren) & Portia Griffin
Produced by Stevie Wonder
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Enjoyable and Crazy Comedy!
12 October 2001 | by sixstringscouserSee all my reviews

I first seen this movie years ago and really liked it, and now after checking it out again, it still has that magic. It also includes a fine cast of stars. Gene Wilder is pretty funny in this. There are plenty of gags too. But, unlike most comedy films, there is a decent and enjoyable storyline included as well. So I'd say there's something for everyone in this movie. It's romantic, funny, engaging and damn right crazy at times! Check it out! 8/10


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