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Cooper, the deputy director of the CIA, wants to be the director. So, he tries to make it appear that the director is corrupt so that he will resign or be removed. The director appears before a committee and asks for some time to prepare his defense. The director goes home and asks his man Brown to join him. He then shows Brown that Cooper is bugging him. That's when he decides to turn the tables on Cooper by feeding him some false information. And that information is that there's a man, who might be able to clear him of the charges against him, will be arriving at the airport, so he tells Brown to meet him. The Director tells Brown to just pick someone who is arriving at the airport thus making Cooper believe that he is the man who can help the director. Brown picks Richard cause he is wearing mismatched shoes, one of them being red. So Cooper sets up surveillance on Richard and sends his femme fatale, Maddy to come on to him and find out what he knows. While Maddy is playing, ... Written by
I'm a huge fan of Tom Hanks and I have collected almost all of his films (I can't get myself to buy Bonfire of the Vanities, however.) Seeing The Man with One Red Shoe again after 15 years, I still find it to be a pretty good spoof of the spy genre, perhaps even at times a little too uncomfortably close a portrayal of some of the shenanigans our intelligence services have gotten involved in from time to time. Tom Hanks is charming and funny, as he was in most of his films in the 1980s, but the script did not let him develop his character as much as in his next film, Nothing in Common. Dabney Coleman is also very funny as the "rogue spy." All that being said, however, the most memorable moment in the film has got to be when Lori Singer turns around and reveals the last word in "backless" evening gowns! That scene alone makes this movie a "must rental."
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