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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 »

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie blatantly used the famous Marilyn Monroe dress flying above the street grate from The Seven Year Itch (1955), but exchanging the color from white to red. The image was the dominant one used in the film's press and marketing materials, particularly movie posters. This movie was not the first to do this in recent times, as the Barbra Streisand comedy All Night Long (1981) had used it, where Streisand is seen climbing up a pole wearing a violet dress with three male characters beneath her. 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: 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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Referenced in The Silence of the Hams (1994) 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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The Gene Wilder film I like the most.
17 March 2011 | by Vivekmaru45See all my reviews

This is the film which is very dear to me. It stars my favorite actor: Gene Wilder.

The film deals with the topic of love-at-first-sigh and what a love and at what a time in his life!!! San Francisco ad man Teddy Pierce (Wilder) falls head over heals in love with Charlotte (Kelly LeBrock) as she walks over a grate and a rush of air from the grate causes her skirt to lift up in a revealing manner (a parody of Marilyn Monroe in The Seven-Year Itch).

Teddy is happily married to Didi, but he can't get this woman out of his mind. Encouraged by his friends Buddy, Joe and Michael, he tries to ask her for a date but mistakenly phones Ms. Milner, a plain ad-agency employee, instead. Teddy ultimately does become acquainted with Charlotte.

He begins using elaborate ruses to see her socially without his wife finding out. Meanwhile, he incurs the wrath of Ms. Milner, whom he stands up. Events come to a head in Charlotte's high-rise apartment, where she invites Teddy into her bed.

What happens next is for YOU to find out.

Buy this one without further delay.


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