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?


Gene Wilder


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 overview, first billed only:
Gene Wilder ... Theodore Pierce
Charles Grodin ... Buddy
Joseph Bologna ... Joey
Judith Ivey ... Didi
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
Robin Ignico Robin Ignico ... Becky
Viola Kates Stimpson Viola Kates Stimpson ... Mama Dell
Danny Wells ... Waiter
Buddy Silberman Buddy Silberman ... Gilbert


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 »


Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


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


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 »


Teddy Pierce: Do you realize you might have shot me?
Didi Pierce: Oh, I would never do that. Not without a reason!
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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 »


Spoofed in The Woman in Pink (1984) See more »


It's You
Written by Stevie Wonder
Piano, synthesizers, harmonica: Stevie Wonder
Bass: Nathan Watts
Drums: James Allen
String Arrangement: Jeremy Lubbock
Vocals: Dionne Warwick & Stevie Wonder
Produced by Stevie Wonder
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In the Bedroom
8 January 2005 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

Gene Wilder, Kelly LeBrock and Gilda Radner are the highlights of this great 80's comedy. One of Wilder better comedies of the 80's, it is also one of his funniest. Kelly LeBrock was at the peek of her career, for here, it was all down hill. LeBrock's beauty makes her the treasure of ever guy's desire. For Wilder, he is ready to destroy his life, in a funny way, in order to have her. Gilda Radner is just funny. Every time she is on the screen, she makes you laugh. Her addition to the cast makes everything else funny. A smaller role that what she was use to in previous films, her addition to the cast is beyond perfect. Much like the comedy team of Wilder and Pryor, Wilder and Radner had a great on screen chemistry, that was second to none when it came to comedy (couples) team.

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Release Date:

15 August 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boys will be Boys See more »


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,159,811, 19 August 1984

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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