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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Richard
... Cooper
... Maddy
... Ross
... Paula
... Brown (as Ed Herrmann)
... Morris
Irving Metzman ... Virdon
... Reese
... Carson
... Stemple
... Hulse
... Edgar
Dortha Duckworth ... Natalie
... The Conductor
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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

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,600,000
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The musical love theme and composition that Tom Hanks plays throughout the film on the violin was written by Michael Masser. See more »

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When Natalie says: "Edgar, that damn fiddle player's behind us." the view out of the rear window has landscaped gardens. But they are driving through town. See more »

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Paula: Remember Chicago? Fate? Kismet?
Richard: No, I don't remember, Paula. You got me drunk.
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Referenced in Castle: Slice of Death (2011) See more »

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Scheherezade
Music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
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One of the first films totally starred by Tom Hanks in a bemusing spy-comedy
1 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is an American remake from French film written by Ives Roberts and Francis Veber.An innocent concert violinist(Tom Hanks, in the role of the French, Pierre Richard) is wrongly targeted, then he's pursued by a corrupts CIA agents(Art La Flour, Tom Noonan, among others) led by a nasty chief(Dabney Coleman, in the role of Bernard Blier). It's all because an assistant(Edward Herrmann)to head(Charles Durning) of CIA picked the violinist when he was in the airport as a decoy to dupe his contender. Meanwhile he falls in love with a sexy girl(Lori Singer, role of Mireille Darc)who's spying him. But the villain boss orders his complete elimination .

This is an easy-going comedy with hearty humor, suspense, and a little of action . The tale involves murders, botchers spies,loving lies and quite amusing. Considerable comic talents act with hilarious perfection, they include Hanks, James Belushi and Dabney Coleman, among them. The film is plenty of gags, especial mention for the laughters with a director orchestra interpreted by David Odgen Steirs, arguing against his bumbling players Hanks acting at whole show, Belushi and Carrie Fisher who are playing 'Scherezade' by Rimski Korsakov. Catching musical score by Thomas Newman, though is composed by synthesizer and appropriate cinematography by Richard H Kline. The motion picture is regularly directed by Stan Dragoti. He's usual comedies director, such as, Love at first bite, Zorro gay and Mr Mom.


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