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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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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 »

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

Gross USA:

$25,300,000
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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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Trivia

This film was released eight years after the Yves Robert' French film Pardon Mon Affaire (1976), of which it was a remake. See more »

Goofs

At the birthday party scene, Charles Grodin can be seen in the mirror waiting for his cue line to enter when Teddy is trying to explain who Charlotte is to his relatives. See more »

Quotes

Joe: She wasn't wearing a bra. Did you see that? Did you see the way they bounce?
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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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Soundtracks

The Woman In Red
Written by Stevie Wonder
Drums, synthesizers: Stevie Wonder
Background vocals: Stevie Wonder, Larry Gittens, Timothy Hardaway, James Allen, Abdoulaye Soumare, Dennis Morrison, Bruce Connole & Bradley Buxer
Vocals: 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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