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The Woman in Red (1984)

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 ... Teddy Pierce
Charles Grodin ... Buddy
Joseph Bologna ... Joey
Judith Ivey ... Didi Pierce
Michael Huddleston Michael Huddleston ... Mikey
Kelly LeBrock ... Charlotte (as Kelly Le Brock)
Gilda Radner ... Ms. Milner
Kyle T. Heffner ... Richard (as Kyle Heffner)
Michael Zorek ... Shelly
Billy Beck ... Bartender
Kyra Stempel Kyra Stempel ... Missy Pierce
Robin Ignico Robin Ignico ... Becky Pierce
Viola Kates Stimpson Viola Kates Stimpson ... Mama Dell
Danny Wells Danny Wells ... Maitre D'
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 »

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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

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

One of two "boudoir farce" movies, in which Joseph Bologna appeared, in 1984. The other being Blame It on Rio (1984). See more »

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When Gene Wilder jumps from the ledge, he is seen bracing himself for landing, just before he exits the camera frame, indicating a much shorter drop than is portrayed. See more »

Quotes

Teddy Pierce: What was I thinking. I have kids, a wife and a good marriage. And to think I could have wrecked it and for what?
[looking over at the ground from a towering height and about to jump off]
Teddy Pierce: Take a look at those legs. Say she is kind of cute though. Ok knock it off! I learned my lesson and I will never do it again.
[contemplating while falling down a building noticing a good- looking blonde woman]
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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 »

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Synthesizers, drums: Stevie Wonder
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Some stuff needs to mature...
4 January 2006 | by peopeomoxmoxSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie about 18 years ago and found it below average. The main reason for viewing it was may admiration for Gene Wilder after the early Mel Brooks movies... Gene Wilders appearances in The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and, not to forget although not from Mel Brooks, Silver Streak are rightfully and indisputably regarded as masterpieces by now. Compared to these highlights, I actually found The Woman in Red slightly dull.

Watching it on Cable-TV yesterday, i.e. January 2006, I got a completely different impression. I don't know if the difference is just me being 20 years older and more tuned-in with the main character, but now I experienced a warm, enjoyable movie filled with a mild madness I found most appealing. The spirit of the early 80's is very evident, this is not a timeless movie. Nevertheless, I find it more up-to-date with human emotions and behavior than most contemporary attempts in the "daily life comedy" genre.

Finally, if you - just like me - was disappointed by this one twenty years ago, give another try!


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