The Man with One Red Shoe (1985)

PG | 93 mins | Comedy | 19 July 1985

Director:

Stan Dragoti

Writer:

Robert Klane

Producer:

Victor Drai

Cinematographer:

Richard Kline

Production Designer:

Dean E. Mitzner
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HISTORY

       The Man With One Red Shoe was based on the 1972 French comedy, The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe. The remake went through several title changes, including, The Tall Blonde With The Black Shoes, Tall Blond Man With One Brown Shoe, and The Man With Red Shoes, according to the 22 Feb 1983 Var, the 11 Oct 1983 DV, and the 17 Feb 1984 ^LAT.
       The 24 Aug 1984 DV production chart stated that filming began 13 Aug 1984, with locations in Los Angeles, CA, and Washington, D.C. The 3 Oct 1984 Var announced production was continuing at Twentieth Century-Fox Studios, following locations in Washington, D.C.
      End credits include the following acknowledgements: “The Producers wish to thank the National Capital Region and the United States Park Police for their cooperation in the filming of this ... More Less

       The Man With One Red Shoe was based on the 1972 French comedy, The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe. The remake went through several title changes, including, The Tall Blonde With The Black Shoes, Tall Blond Man With One Brown Shoe, and The Man With Red Shoes, according to the 22 Feb 1983 Var, the 11 Oct 1983 DV, and the 17 Feb 1984 ^LAT.
       The 24 Aug 1984 DV production chart stated that filming began 13 Aug 1984, with locations in Los Angeles, CA, and Washington, D.C. The 3 Oct 1984 Var announced production was continuing at Twentieth Century-Fox Studios, following locations in Washington, D.C.
      End credits include the following acknowledgements: “The Producers wish to thank the National Capital Region and the United States Park Police for their cooperation in the filming of this picture.”
More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
11 Oct 1983.
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Daily Variety
24 Aug 1984.
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Daily Variety
28 Sep 1984
p. 10, 28.
Hollywood Reporter
19 Jul 1985
p. 3, 40.
Los Angeles Times
17 Feb 1984.
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Los Angeles Times
19 Jul 1985
p. 1, 15.
New York Times
19 Jul 1985
p. 13.
Variety
22 Feb 1983.
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Variety
3 Oct 1984.
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Variety
24 Jul 1985
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
A Victor Drai Production
A Stan Dragoti Film
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
Addl 2d asst dir
2d unit dir
1st asst dir, 2d unit
2d asst dir, 2d unit
2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Still photog
Video consultant
Video asst op
Key grip
2d unit cam
Key grip, 2d unit
Gaffer, 2d unit
1st asst
1st asst
Video playback op
2d grip
Addl grip
Dolly grip
Best boy
Best boy
Local 40 elec
Rigging gaffer/Lamp op
Still photog, Washington
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Asst art dir
Prod illustrator
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
Asst film ed
SET DECORATORS
Leadman
Set des
Properties
Const coord
Set des
Set des
Set des
Const foreman
Const foreman
Swingman
Swingman
Swingman
Asst prop master
Prop shop elec
Carpenter foreman
Greensman
COSTUMES
Gowns for Lori Singer furnished by
Cost supv
Men's costumer
Women's costumer
Costumer
Cost illustrator
Tailor
Costumer
MUSIC
Orig mus by
Love theme comp by
Mus ed
Scoring mixer
SOUND
Sd mixer
Sd ed
Sd ed
Re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Rec-rec mixer
Boom man
Utility sd eng
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff coord
Main and end titles des by
Spec eff 2d
Spec eff foreman
Spec eff
Spec eff
Spec eff
Spec eff
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Head hairstylist
Hairstylist
Makeup supv
Makeup artist
Makeup artist
PRODUCTION MISC
Transportation coord
Loc mgr, Washington, D.C.
Loc mgr, Los Angeles
Auditor
Asst auditor
Asst to Victor Drai
Asst to Stan Dragoti
Prod coord
Scr supv
Dial coach
Violin coach
Unit pub
Casting asst
Script supv, 2d unit
Helicopter pilot
Transportation capt
Transportation capt
Prop van driver
Eff driver
Prop truck driver
Honey wagon driver
Honey wagon driver
Crane driver
Crane driver
Tractor-trailer
Insert car
Gang boss
Caterer
Sign wrt supv
Sign wrt supv
Magic tech adv
Prod consultant
Prod consultant
Prod consultant
Prod consultant
Secy to prod
Secy to wrt
Prod secy
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
Stunts
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the French film Le grand blond avec une chassure noire by Francis Veber and Yves Robert (Gaumont, 1972).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Tall Blonde With the Black Shoes
Tall Blond Man With One Brown Shoe
The Man With Red Shoes
Release Date:
19 July 1985
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 19 July 1985
Production Date:
began 13 August 1984
Copyright Claimant:
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Copyright Date:
5 August 1985
Copyright Number:
PA260593
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Lenses
Lenses and Panaflex® camera by Panavision®
Duration(in mins):
93
MPAA Rating:
PG
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
27447
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Morocco, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative named Bernard L. Cooper, sets up another CIA agent to take the fall as a drug smuggler. At a shipyard, Cooper has an undercover agent named Maddy exchange a vehicle with tires full of cocaine with a CIA agent who gives her a suitcase full of money. Carson, another agent working with Cooper, poses as a crane operator. As Carson transfers the automobile onto a barge, he purposely drops it. The cocaine explodes from the tires, and the unnamed CIA agent is arrested. Sometime later, a senate committee is held in Washington, D.C., pointing blame at CIA Director Ross for the illegal activities of one of his agents. Ross is given forty-eight hours to conduct his own investigation. Ross suspects Cooper’s set-up was an attempt to take over his position as director, and recruits an agent named Brown to help him prove Cooper’s guilt. In his home, where he knows Cooper has planted listening devices, Ross concocts a fake story about an upcoming airport meeting with a contact who knows what happened in Morocco. Ross secretly tells Brown to choose a person at random to mislead Cooper. With Cooper’s team watching, Brown randomly selects a man with one red shoe named Richard Drew to be the “contact.” Richard, who is wearing the mismatched shoes as the result of a prank initiated by his friend Morris, is confused when Brown shakes his hand and leaves. Cooper sends Maddy to bump into Richard, and learn his name and address. The unwitting violinist is investigated, and Maddy searches his apartment while he ... +


In Morocco, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative named Bernard L. Cooper, sets up another CIA agent to take the fall as a drug smuggler. At a shipyard, Cooper has an undercover agent named Maddy exchange a vehicle with tires full of cocaine with a CIA agent who gives her a suitcase full of money. Carson, another agent working with Cooper, poses as a crane operator. As Carson transfers the automobile onto a barge, he purposely drops it. The cocaine explodes from the tires, and the unnamed CIA agent is arrested. Sometime later, a senate committee is held in Washington, D.C., pointing blame at CIA Director Ross for the illegal activities of one of his agents. Ross is given forty-eight hours to conduct his own investigation. Ross suspects Cooper’s set-up was an attempt to take over his position as director, and recruits an agent named Brown to help him prove Cooper’s guilt. In his home, where he knows Cooper has planted listening devices, Ross concocts a fake story about an upcoming airport meeting with a contact who knows what happened in Morocco. Ross secretly tells Brown to choose a person at random to mislead Cooper. With Cooper’s team watching, Brown randomly selects a man with one red shoe named Richard Drew to be the “contact.” Richard, who is wearing the mismatched shoes as the result of a prank initiated by his friend Morris, is confused when Brown shakes his hand and leaves. Cooper sends Maddy to bump into Richard, and learn his name and address. The unwitting violinist is investigated, and Maddy searches his apartment while he is at a dentist appointment. However, Richard returns early to find the beautiful woman from the airport in his home. Before he can speak, he is shot with a tranquilizing dart. Sometime later, Richard is visited by Paula, a fellow musician and wife of his friend, Morris. Paula wants to have an affair with Richard, but he rejects her. Morris arrives to play baseball with Richard, and Paula sneaks out the window. Cooper’s agents continue to monitor Richard’s activities. At the baseball game, Maddy runs by, distracting Richard, who is hit in the head with a baseball. Maddy uses the opportunity to take him home to recuperate. Richard hopes to seduce her, but is interrupted by Morris, who enters in a rage, suspecting Paula of having an affair with an unknown man. That evening, Cooper sends agents to the symphony, believing Richard will send a coded message during his performance. Elsewhere, Brown meets with Ross and reports that their plan to set up Cooper is going well. Brown worries that Cooper may kill Richard if he suspects he possesses information about Cooper’s misdeeds in Morocco, but Ross is unconcerned about Richard’s well-being. However, Brown defies Ross and orders two agents, Virdon and Reese, to protect Richard. That evening, Maddy invites Richard to her home to seduce him, and Cooper watches from behind a two-way mirror. After spending time with Richard, Maddy does not believe him to be an agent, but Cooper suspects Richard is acting. She returns to Richard and demands to know what he is hiding, and he reveals that he is secretly a composer, and she has inspired him to write a piece of music. He plays her the piece on his violin. Maddy is charmed, and makes love to him. Elsewhere, Ross tells Brown the only way to end things is to involve Richard and Cooper in a shoot-out. Richard sends flowers and chocolate to Maddy, but Cooper intercepts the gifts and destroys them, searching for hidden messages. Maddy makes a cryptic telephone call to Richard, telling him she is leaving the country, and Richard leaves his apartment to search for her. While he is out, Virdon and Reese kill two of Cooper’s men in Richard’s apartment, and then Reese kills Virdon. Suspecting Paula of having an affair with Richard, Morris takes a gun to Richard’s home. When he arrives, Morris sees the three dead men on the floor and quickly leaves. Outside, Morris runs into Richard, and the two return to the apartment, but the bodies have disappeared. Richard thinks Morris has lost his mind. Looking out his window, Richard sees Maddy being taken at gunpoint, and chases after the vehicle on his bicycle. Morris sees Reese moving the dead bodies before Reese knocks him unconscious. When Reese looks out the window, Cooper shoots and kills him, mistaking him for Richard. Elsewhere, Richard rescues Maddy from her fellow team members. As they flee, they are seen by Cooper, who chases them onto a subway train. Maddy asks Richard if he works for the government, but he denies it. She admits that she is a spy by displaying her gun as Cooper approaches. Maddy pulls the train’s emergency break, and she and Richard escape. They run into a building, and Cooper follows into a Senate hearing, wielding his gun. When he enters, Maddy accuses Cooper of wrongdoing in Morocco, and he is arrested. Sometime later, Richard visits Morris at a mental hospital, and Paula tells him that she and Morris have worked out their problems. Maddy makes a deal to testify against Cooper, and is cleared of all charges. She finds Richard on the street, and embraces him. Brown becomes the new director of the CIA. +

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