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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.

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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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Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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)

Gross USA:

$8,600,000
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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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Trivia

One of two 1985 movies starring actor-comedian Tom Hanks first released in that year. The other picture was Volunteers (1985). See more »

Goofs

When Cooper shoots the agent in Richard's apartment, it's clearly a shot to the head. When the agent is lying next to Morris, he appears uninjured. See more »

Quotes

Carson: How'd it go, sir?
Cooper: Great. I haven't felt this good since I overthrew the government of Chile.
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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 »

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Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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Certainly watchable, but never laugh-out-loud funny
9 July 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Remake of the 1972 French comedy "The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe" hasn't the flair needed for sophisticated spy comedy, and so instead fizzles a bit despite a colorful cast. Tom Hanks is green and occasionally shrill as a concert violinist who is mistaken for a spy by the CIA and is completely unaware that he is being followed, photographed and shot at; Lori Singer struggles with a real puzzler of a role as a beautiful agent(always back-lit)who has to seduce Hanks--but she seems so fed up with his bumbling that their romance comes as something of a shock. Jim Belushi has some fun as Hanks' musician buddy whose wife is cheating on him, but Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning and Carrie Fisher are all wasted.


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