The Man With One Red Shoe 1985 PG CC

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An innocent musician is caught up in a bizarre conspiracy. he is bugged, shadowed and almost wiped out by government agents, while remaining blithely unaware that anything is wrong. this film is the American version of the French film "The Tall Blond Man

Starring:
Carrie Fisher, Dabney Coleman
Runtime:
1 hour 33 minutes

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The Man With One Red Shoe

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Genres Thriller, Comedy
Director Stan Dragoti
Starring Carrie Fisher, Dabney Coleman
Supporting actors Lori Singer, Charles Durning, Carrie Fisher, Edward Herrmann, James Belushi, Irving Metzman, Tom Noonan, Gerrit Graham, David L. Lander, Ritch Brinkley, Frank Hamilton, Dortha Duckworth, David Ogden Stiers, Julius Carry, Stephen Bradley, Art LaFleur, Richard McGonagle, George Martin
Studio Fox
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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It is light, very funny, and a great who done it movie.
Thomas A. Warberg
Tom Hanks shines in his role, Jim Belushi, Carrie Fisher, Dabney Coleman, Lori Singer, et. al. make this movie a keeper.
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This is not a movie for the anally retentive who want all the lose ends tied up.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Britt Gillette on April 20, 2005
Format: DVD
Only the third movie of Tom Hanks' illustrious career, The Man With One Red Shoe is a hilarious comedy about a case of mistaken identity. With a star studded cast that includes not only Hanks, but also Dabney Coleman, James Belushi, and Carrie Fisher, The Man With One Red Shoe is a decent slapstick comedy that appears on cable television from time to time. Not exactly the greatest film in history, it is a fun and entertaining movie well worth the time involved...

When top level CIA operatives Cooper (Dabney Coleman) and Ross (Charles Durning) fight out a personal turf battle, Ross sends Cooper on a wild goose chase to find a fictional witness who can clear his name of some impending charges. Using planted information from a wire tap, Cooper stakes out the local airport in an effort to find the mysterious man...

Meanwhile, Richard (Tom Hanks) is wearing mismatched shoes (one of them red, thus The Man With One Red Shoe) because his friend Morris (James Belushi) played a practical joke on him. But the joke takes an odd twist when a CIA agent spies Richard's odd shoe pairing and fingers him as the target of their stakeout. In an effort to find out what the man with one red shoe knows, Cooper puts a tail on Richard, sparking a strange sequence of events which leaves the bike-riding violin player questioning his sanity.

But the snafu really turns serious when Cooper assigns top agent Maddy (Lori Singer) to the case. Maddy gets close to Richard (who easily falls in love with her). Cooper thinks he's getting closer to the information he needs when the unthinkable occurs - his top agent falls for Richard...

Tom Hanks plays the lead role to the best of his ability, playing the part of a character type he has totally mastered - the clueless, out-of-the-loop guy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Reticuli on April 14, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I love this little movie. Carrie Fisher looks even hotter than she did in that bikini thing in Jabba's lair. Very funny writing and directing. The photography is excellent and the broadcast print has aged very well. It looks more like an early 90's movie, with only the blonde seeming a bit 80's. Surprisingly, this is an ensemble cast. Hanks, though at the center of all the action, is sharing time with a lot of other talent. From beginning to end I think this film works.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bectile on August 11, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I have fond memories of this movie from my late adolescence. True, it is hard to keep track of which thugs work for which side, but in the end, who cares? The trouble Tom Hanks gets them into by innocently going about his own business is great! Jim Belushi has some great moments too, later on in the film. I laughed out loud for several gags, and can watch the movie more than once.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 10, 2010
Format: DVD
Suffering the fate of most Hollywood remakes of Francis Veber scripts, 1985's dismal The Tall Man With One Red Shoe doesn't just change the color scheme from the French original The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe but throws out most of the jokes as well, toning down the already pretty innocuous original for the perceived prejudices of a mainstream American audience who stayed at home in droves anyway. A young Tom Hanks seems all at sea in the barely-defined lead, Lori Singer overdoes the icy professionalism to zombie-like extremes as his leading lady while a capable supporting cast (Jim Belushi, Charles Durning, Edward Herrmann, Carrie Fisher, Tom Noonan, David Ogden Stiers) have too little to do and even less of it close to funny under Stan Dragoti's leaden direction that misses what few comic opportunities remain in Robert Klane's script through lazy staging. Only Dabney Coleman's ruthlessly ambitious CIA bigwig makes much of an impression, and he's just diligently ploughing the well-furrowed field of arrogant institutional SOBs that were his 80s stock-in-trade. Not so much obnoxiously bad, more utterly pointless, it's a film that really seems to have no reason to exist or be watched.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dawoud Kringle on January 24, 2010
Format: DVD
Years ago, when I was on tour with a rock band, I saw this movie in a hotel room. I was suffering from sleep depravation (and loaded to the gils to boot), and don't remember most of it.

However, there is one scene I will never forget. Hanks' character was performing. The femme fatale who was sent to do ill to him by the CIA was in the audience, and Hanks' character was gaga over her. The orchestra began Rimsky-Korsakov's Shaherazade. Those of you familiar with that symphony will know that after a brief intro, a solo violin part comes in. When it came time for Hanks' character to play it, he instead played a piece he composed for the femme fatale! David Ogden Stiers' was playing the conductor. He stopped the orchestra, turned to him and said "Tonight we are playing 'Shaherazade.' Would you care to join us?"

Perfect!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mskrisclark on January 14, 2009
Format: DVD
I have always liked this film.
I saw it in the theater in 1985.

Not perfect, did NOT do well at the box office. A forgotten film now a days.

Tom got top billing after "Splash".
First time Carrie & Tom worked together.

There are 3 scenes in the film I have always enjoyed & will watch more than once.

No extras on the DVD, of course, since the film was not a box office or critical success.

Some scenes where stunt people were used that OBVIOUSLY you can tell it was NOT the actor in question. Carrie (Paula) going out the window of Tom (Richard's) apartment.

Good to have the option to watch it widescreen.
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