The Man with One Red Shoe
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The Man with One Red Shoe
In this rather routine adaptation of the French hit, The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, Richard (Tom Hanks) is a bicycling violinist who is innocently drawn into a nasty struggle for control of the CIA. Cooper (Dabney Coleman) is the unscrupulous current head honcho of the notorious U.S. agency, Ross (Charles Durning) is his nemesis, and Maddy (Lori Singer) works for Cooper. After Richard the violinist is forced into the picture, Maddy fights off an attraction to the rather dull man, and complications introduce enough gadgetry to fill a James Bond movie, almost. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Red Shoe is sharp, clever, and witty as hell, ranking among the most likable Hanks films of the 1980s."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Aimless, lifeless comedy from Hanks' phone-it-in period."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Not up to the original version, but it has its moments."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"One of Tom Hanks' speed bumps on the way to superstardom."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"demonstrates an adept touch at story-weaving and squeezing hearty amusement - if not big laughs - from preposterous situations"
‑ Eric Meyerson,
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