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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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Details

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

The film was made and released thirteen years after its source French film "The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" (The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972)) had first debuted in France in 1972 and eleven years after that French film's sequel, "The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe" (The Return of the Tall Blond Man (1974)). See more »

Goofs

When Morris is taking a pee and the bathroom door swings shut the "dead" agent hanging on the back of the door lifts his head and looks at Morris. See more »

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Richard: [Looking at Maddy's richly decorated apartment] All this on just a tour guide's salary?
Maddy: I'll let you in on a little secret. My uncle, Burt, owns the company.
[She's talking towards to 2-way mirror, where Cooper and the others are watching]
Cooper: Adorable.
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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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Oh God oh god oh...
10 June 2000 | by Gary-161See all my reviews

This film tries to be quirky and is charming but there is only one laugh in it. That is the hair in the zipper bit. Even the old collapsing chair gag (a trusty stalwart) flops here. But I don't care, because the actress who has her hair caught in the zipper is Loroooriii Sing....no, I can't type it without shaking. Oh God, it's an impossible dream, having Lori SiiiNng..thing caught in your zipper or anywhere NEAR your zipper, for that matter. Even FRANCE would be near enough to get me hot under the collar. She put the 'God' in goddess. It is unbearable watching this film. She has big hair. There's that scene where she runs in slo-mo in the baseball stand in black shorts. So if you hit the slow on your remote, it goes REALLY slow. It's too much. Then there's the scene in the hotel suite. She is in this slinky black number with a plunging (we are talking Niagra Falls here) back. Gibber. And that voice. "Come and sit beside me and get comfortable." "Relax, and let me take control". She runs her hands down...excuse me, I can't go on. Never mind 'Saving Private Ryan', you want to lose Tom Hanks. Nothing serious, just a couple of broken legs. I know this is a terrible thing to be thinking as he is something close to a national treasure in the states, but that is the SssIInnger affect. He should be removed from that expensive looking sofa and replaced by me. Oh, mother. Oh, God. This film is torture. Has Lori been in anything else? Well, there's that tv show and that bit part in 'The Falcon And The Snowman'. So she's a STAR! I feel a bit of stalking coming on. Only she's too old now and there's an ocean in the way. But with film, stars stay young forever and you control the vertical, you control the horizontal. What you can't control is your undying devotion. Okay LUST. I admit it. With video you can get to where you need to go. And with Loor...you've already arrived before you've even started to leave. If you see what I mean.

Dabney Coleman is also in this comedy. He is not pretty normally, but as he is in a film with Lorrr Snngrrr he has sexiness bestowed upon him. He must look great in the shower. The character Tom Hanks plays in this film is diagnosed as being sexually repressed. It's a metaphor for the audience, I think. Not that I know what a metaphor is of course. The only metaphor I'm interested in is one that involves ..you know who. She called me up and I metaphor a drink. You will not laugh at this film, but you will cry. Boy, *sob* will you cry. Oh, God. Lori. I don't have one red shoe but I do have one helluva red CENSORED.


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