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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?

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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
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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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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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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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

The film has been memorable due to its theme tune "I Just Called to Say I Love You" sung by Stevie Wonder which won the Academy Award for Best Song. The soundtrack was also composed by Wonder and also featured performances by Dionne Warwick. 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

Richard: [on the phone] I've never tried it that way before. No, no, I'm not worried, it's just that I've never tried it in that position before. It's all new to me. I know you have to wet it before you put it in. Well, you have to or it could break off. How far? I don't know how far? All the way, I suppose. I know you have to keep wiggling it to get all the hairs off though.
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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

Spoofs The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

I Just Called To Say I Love You
Written by Stevie Wonder
Synthesizers, drums, vocoder: Stevie Wonder
Background vocals: Stevie Wonder
Vocals: Stevie Wonder
Produced by Stevie Wonder
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Wilder and Wilder...
5 March 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Wilder's best loved comedy. It's nice to see him behind the camera also in this witty picture about a man enthralled by this model of beauty, played sumptuously by LeBrock, only to find that there's more to loving someone than just a great body. Wilder performs some of his finest screwball comedy and is given great support from Grodin, Ivey, Bologna and Gilda Radner. Stevie Wonder's song is also catchy and adds plenty of flavor to a fun romantic-comedy.


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