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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was adapted from the French film Pardon Mon Affaire (1976). Gene Wilder adapted an Italian film, "The White Sheik" (The White Sheik (1952)), as The World's Greatest Lover (1977). See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Teddy Pierce is standing on a ledge in front of an open window. However, in the very next shot (a close-up), the window is closed. See more »

Quotes

Teddy Pierce: [buying a new suit] Buddy, are you sure this style suits me?
Buddy: You want to look good at funerals?
Teddy Pierce: No, no. I'm just sayin', I wanna look nice, that's all.
Buddy: Let me see. Put your arms down. Now you're cooking with Crisco!
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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

Referenced in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Stevie Wonder
Piano, synthesizers: Stevie Wonder
Bass: Nathan Watts
Drums: James Allen
Synthesizer: Isaiah Sanders
Saxophone: Bob Malach
String Arrangement: Greg Poree
Background vocals: Lynn Davis, Windy Barnes, Alex Brown & Susaye Greene
Vocals: Dionne Warwick & Stevie Wonder
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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