THE MAN WITH ONE RED SHOE (PG)
D: Stan Dragoti
20th Century Fox (Victor Drai)
W: Robert Klane [based on the screenplay 'La Grande avec
und Chaussure Noire']
DP: Richard H. Kline
Ed: Bud Molin & O. Nicholas Brown
Mus: Thomas Newman
Tom Hanks (Richard Drew), Dabney Coleman (Burton Cooper), Lori
Singer (Mandy), Charles Durning (Ross), Jim Belushi (Morris), Carrie Fisher (Paula)
This remake of a French farce (La Grand Blonde avec und
Chaussure Noire) was one of Tom Hanks' poorest choices from his early career, long before he found his shoes in dramatic starring roles.
He plays a bumbling violinist who is mistaken for a spy and
becomes involved in a CIA plot.
The plot is okay, but the translation of the comedy is
cartoonish, immature nonsense. The trailer is funnier than the actual film.