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The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)

PG | | Comedy, Thriller | 19 July 1985 (USA)
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A man picked randomly out of a crowd is made the target of CIA survelliance and pursuit.

Director:

Stan Dragoti

Writers:

Francis Veber (screenplay "Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire"), Yves Robert (screenplay "Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire") | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Richard
Dabney Coleman ... Cooper
Lori Singer ... Maddy
Charles Durning ... Ross
Carrie Fisher ... Paula
Edward Herrmann ... Brown (as Ed Herrmann)
Jim Belushi ... Morris
Irving Metzman Irving Metzman ... Virdon
Tom Noonan ... Reese
Gerrit Graham ... Carson
David L. Lander ... Stemple
Ritch Brinkley ... Hulse
Frank Hamilton ... Edgar
Dortha Duckworth ... Natalie
David Ogden Stiers ... The Conductor
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Storyline

Cooper, the deputy director of the CIA, wants to be the director. So, he tries to make it appear that the director is corrupt so that he will resign or be removed. The director appears before a committee and asks for some time to prepare his defense. The director goes home and asks his man Brown to join him. He then shows Brown that Cooper is bugging him. That's when he decides to turn the tables on Cooper by feeding him some false information. And that information is that there's a man, who might be able to clear him of the charges against him, will be arriving at the airport, so he tells Brown to meet him. The Director tells Brown to just pick someone who is arriving at the airport thus making Cooper believe that he is the man who can help the director. Brown picks Richard cause he is wearing mismatched shoes, one of them being red. So Cooper sets up surveillance on Richard and sends his femme fatale, Maddy to come on to him and find out what he knows. While Maddy is playing, ... Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Central Intelligence game that Dabney Coleman and Charles Durning play on each other is loosely based on the comic strip Spy vs. Spy. See more »

Goofs

When Richard plays for Maddy in her "apartment" her position on the bed when seen in the mirror is different from when she is viewed directly. See more »

Quotes

Maddy: [Richard and Maddy are being chased on the subway] Richard, tell me. Are you an agent?
Richard: No! But I used to have an agent.
Maddy: No! No. Do you work for the government? Are you a spy?
Richard: No, of course not. I'm no more a spy than you're spy.
Maddy: Richard... I am a spy.
Richard: You're a spy?
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Crazy Credits

The billing for the film's source French film The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972) omits the title, stating only, "Based on the motion picture written by Francis Veber and Yves Robert". See more »

Alternate Versions

The video version in 1986 was cut by 5 seconds in order to receive a "PG" rating from the BBFC with edits made to shots of workmen sniffing white powder from a cocaine-covered car during the opening sequence. In 2004 all cuts were reinstated and the video was re-rated "15". See more »

Connections

Remake of The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972) See more »

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Written by Michael Masser
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Great Sunday-afternoon viewing
28 March 2002 | by anjiaoshiSee all my reviews

OK, it's not the most brilliant piece of art in the world, but neither is it the turkey that the video guides make it out to be. It's a cute spy-cliché spoof with good performances from Hanks, Durning, Coleman, Belushi, Herrman and particularly Tom Noonan as the deadpan Agent Reese. Super music by Thomas Newman (one of his first scores), an elegant string of sight gags featuring Belushi and a couple of corpses, and a sweet ending scene more than make up for the underlying silliness of the plot and a handful of flatly delivered lines. Good to watch on a Sunday afternoon when you need to occupy your mind, but not TOO much.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tall Blond Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,139,015, 21 July 1985

Gross USA:

$8,645,411

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,645,411
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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