Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday's Overlooked Movie: The Man With One Red Shoe

(This post originally appeared in different form on August 27, 2008.)

I had seen this early Tom Hanks movie, but so long ago that it might as well have been new because I didn’t remember any of it. Hanks plays a somewhat goofy concert violinist who, through no fault of his own, gets caught up in a dangerous war between two factions struggling for control of the CIA. At the same time, there’s a sex farce angle (this is based on a French film, after all) involving a couple of Hanks’s fellow musicians played by Carrie Fisher and Jim Belushi. Dabney Coleman is the villain. (Is Dabney Coleman still alive? It seemed like he was in every other movie during the Eighties.) Lori Singer is a CIA agent who falls for Hanks. In this movie, at least, she bears a strong resemblance to Donna Dixon, who played Hanks’s girlfriend Sunny on the TV show BOSOM BUDDIES. (“Sunny, Sunny, Sunny . . .”) Not a great film, but I laughed quite a bit and enjoyed it, even though I also spent a considerable amount of time thinking, “Boy, look how young they all are!”


Watch Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb Online said...

have you ever looked at this movie Called night at the museum its first installment or second installment great storyline epic comedy and epic adventures.

pattinase (abbott) said...

This was the period when his movies weren't doing so well. It took a while to see his TV persona didn't translate into films.

Anonymous said...

1. Yes, Dabney Coleman is still alive. He's 82.
2. The movie was pretty weak, I thought.

Jeff M.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Dabney Coleman had a supporting role on Boardwalk Empire. Still alive and working.