The Woman in Red (1984)



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A happily married man spies a beautiful model and becomes obsessed with meeting and possibly courting her.
PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Orion Pictures Corporation

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Gene Wilder
as Teddy Pierce
Kelly LeBrock
as Charlotte
Gilda Radner
as Ms. Milner
Michael Zorek
as Shelly
Danny Wells
as Waiter
Monica Parker
as Corrine
Ernest Harada
as Doorman
Julann Griffin
as Miss Griffin
Sandra Wilder
as Blonde Photographer
Tammy Brewer
as Stewardess
Noni White
as Stewardess
John McKinney
as Buddy's Friend
Bob Balhat-Chet
as Traffic Planner
Dan Magiera
as Traffic Planner
Sharon Moore
as Sharon
Allen Gebhardt
as Young Man
Sheldon Feldner
as Firechief
George Johnson
as Policeman
Steve Kravitz
as Companion
Dale Kusch
as Club Member
Kelly Andrus
as Girls at Club
Deborah Dalton
as Girls at Club
Milt [Lewis] Kogan
as Traffic Boss
Elissa Leeds
as Girls at Club
Stevie Myers
as Wrangler
Freddie Dawson
as Club Attendant
Robert Krantz
as Club Attendant
Maureen O'Connor
as Waitress
James Higgins
as Salesman
Elizabeth Norment
as Hair Stylist
James Cavan
as Fisherman
Deborah May
as Hostess
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Critic Reviews for The Woman in Red

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

Writer-Director Wilder has fashioned an ironic, worldly, yet sternly moral comedy that gives an energizing twist to every farcical convention and finds the perfect timing for every rubber-faced reaction to calamity.

Full Review… | March 23, 2015
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

The project as a whole is a lot less mawkish than we've come to expect from Wilder's directorial efforts. Still, it ain't exactly state of the art.

Full Review… | March 23, 2015
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The laughs roll along readily as Wilder tries one idea after another to sneak out on wife Judith Ivey and family to rendevous with Le Brock.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

[A] broad, unfunny Hollywood remake of the broad, only vaguely funny French original Pardon Mon Affaire.

Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Fortunately, most of the film is more appealing than its premise.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Wilder is at his frantic best, ably supported by the likes of real-life wife Gilda Radner and Midnight Run's Charles Grodin.

Full Review… | March 23, 2015
Radio Times

Audience Reviews for The Woman in Red

Kelly Le Brock stars as The Woman in Red in this formulaic and stereotypical '80s rom-com. Written and directed by Gene Wilder, the film follows a middle-aged family man who becomes infatuated with a beautiful model, but the infatuation soon starts to cause problems with his career and his family. Aside from Le Brock and Wilder, there are a number of talented comedic actors in the cast, including Gilda Radner and Charles Grodin. But the film is incoherent, and nothing is really achieved or learned by the characters. There are funny moments here and there, but The Woman in Red is a forgettable and unremarkable comedy.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer


Interesting dramedy. Great acting by Charles Grodin.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Gene Wilder directs himself in this "comedy" about marriage. He does a pretty good job, but for the most part it isn't all that funny. Overall, it's okay.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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