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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 ... 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 »

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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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

The English titles of this film's source French film, of which it was a remake, were "Pardon My Affair" (Pardon mon affaire) and "An Elephant Can Be Extremely Deceptive" (Un éléphant ça trompe énormément). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie while Charlotte and Teddy are undressing in her living room, there is a pair of black ladies pumps in the background of the bedroom that disappear when the characters walk into the bedroom. 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

Referenced in From Hollywood to Deadwood (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Moments Aren't Moments
Written by Stevie Wonder
Drums, synthesizers: Stevie Wonder
Trumpet: Larry Gittens
Vocals: Dionne Warwick
Produced by Stevie Wonder
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23 August 2003 | by poisonrock29See all my reviews

I literally laughed till i cried at this super piece of work. I am a big fan of Gene Wilder, he seems to have a natural ability to make me laugh, so i knew i was in for a good laugh here. I must have seen The Woman in Red about 12 times now over the years and it just keeps getting better. What a shame Gene Wilder doesn't make movies any more, i feel there is no good talent around for comedy these days. It seems to be just young guys who are good looking so people would like them whatever they do. Gene Wilder on the other hand is a comedy legend, not just an actor but a director and writer, he is a man of many talents and i really miss him. Also worth noting about The Woman in Red is the soundtrack by Stevie Wonder, it's so 80's and it just brings me back to those days again. Gene Wilder plays a man seeking adventure in his life and becomes obsessed with the woman in red played by Kelly LeBrock. That's your basic storyline, simple and straight to the point so the laughs begin immediately as Teddy (Wilder) pursues Charlotte (LeBrock) and gets into all kinds of trouble as he chases after the woman in red. Hilarious.


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