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Red Shoe Diaries (1992)

After the death of his beloved wife, a man reads her diary and finds out that she was having an affair with a young construction worker.


Zalman King

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Jake Winters
Brigitte Bako ... Alex
Billy Wirth ... Thomas K. Butler, the Workman
Kai Wulff ... Paul
Bridgit Ryan Bridgit Ryan ... Marlene
Evie Sullivan Evie Sullivan ... Gabriella
Brenda Vaccaro ... Martha
Anna Karin ... Heidi #1
Christina Caron ... Heidi #2
Leana Hall Leana Hall ... Ingrid
Jonathan Zeichner Jonathan Zeichner ... Doctor
Rhonda Aldrich Rhonda Aldrich ... Michelle
Charlotte Blunt Charlotte Blunt ... Lisa
Harry Cohn Harry Cohn ... Taxi Driver
Kelsey Kelsey ... Messenger


Jake following the suicide of his girlfriend Alex seeks answers as to why she did it through her diaries. Jake discovers that although she loves him, she felt as if there was something lacking. And when she met a man who did construction work and sold shoes, she pursued him and it wasn't long before she was having an affair with him and they did things that she didn't do with Jake. And she couldn't stay away from him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Trapped by a Burning Secret. Torn by a Blazing Desire


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

16 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Shoe Diaries the Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jake: Fuck your mother! She can piss on my head, I don't care! Doesn't make a difference what I feel about you!
Alex: This is not about my fucking mother!
Jake: Look at me! What are you afraid of? What? No, don't go away! What are you afraid of?
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Alternate Versions

DVD Release with added commentary by Billy Wirth "Red Shoe Diaries - The Movie" Wild Orchid III released in Europe with unedited added footage from this pilot episode RSD "The Movie" See more »


Written by White Boy, Big Mouth & The Assassin
Published by p.d.g. Music / ASCAP
Performed by White Boy
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This orchid is off
6 November 2014 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

Nearly every one of these reviewers must be on something. This takes the cake. It was the one to luckily end this dreaded sex pic franchise, as this movie is alternatively known as Wild Orchid 3, that pretty much hit the shelves after Wild Orchid 2, one of the actresses you'll instantly recognize in both, up near the end, who obviously came along for another ride. This is a long droning scenario, of a movie, especially in it's last half hour. What are Zalman King's points in films? What is he trying to hone in on? His pics are definitely not without interest, though, as to eye candy, and a lot of nudity, Wild Orchid coming close to porn. The last Orchid film was so different to both of the others, and having standard actors here, doesn't help either. I do like the soundtrack for sure, but I think the director forgot he was actually making a movie here. Image and style, but lacking substance. Ducohovy plays a widower who's sexy wife committed suicide on the account of guilt, seeking ultimate ecstacy from another male of the species, a hunky construction worker. See, she also had caught a big of glass in her eye, and one thing led to another. Now for a shattered Ducohovy, torn up, who finds his late wife's diaries, a revenge finale ensues, against his lover, much like the lead up to it's finale in Zandalee. The last half hour in this, honestly, plays out like a music video, but if you're seeking out something erotic and dramatic, you could do worse, though having the boring D.D. in the lead, doesn't help.

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