Cooper plants information suggesting the Director is guilty of crimes and incompetence. Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. The committee orders a full inquiry and gives Ross 48 hours to present with the proper answers. This film is the American version of the French film The Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe. The supporting cast includes , , , and.
However, Toulouse secretly instructs Perrache to choose someone at random from the crowd of travelers arriving at that time. The Director's plan is simple, send a goon to the airport and contact anyone. Brown goes to the airport with instructions to pick someone at random from the crowd, leading Cooper and his team on a wild goose chase. It was directed by Stan Dragoti. After damaging his tooth with a bag of gag peanuts given to him by Morris, Richard heads home to prepare for a visit to the dentist.
Though Richard is mugged, shot at and chased, he remains unaware that he is an object of suspicion and even falls in love with the agent Lori Singer who's trailing him. The Director's plan is simple, send a goon to the airport and contact some, anyone. Cooper, desperate to find out who the mystery man is, sends his own agents to follow Ross's lackey, Brown. Though Richard is mugged, shot at and chased, he remains unaware that he is an object of suspicion and even falls in love with the agent Lori Singer who's trailing him. The Director finds out of Coopers plans and plant false information suggesting that a man is arriving with information clearing The Director charges. You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. The Director finds out about Cooper's plants and plant false information suggesting that a man is arriving with information clearing himself from the charges.
It was nominated as Best Foreign Film at the National Board of Review 1973. The Goon strikes contact with Richard Harlan Drew Tom Hanks. A slapstick love scene watched by Milan and his cohorts on a television monitor ensues, concluding with Milan's decision despite Christine's belief that Perrin couldn't possibly be an agent to have Perrin eliminated. The film ends as it began, at Orly airport. Cooper thinks this is the perfect cover for a spy and starts digging deeper. As government official Cooper Dabney Coleman plays a nasty game of one-upsmanship with his rival in hopes of landing a promotion, he is deceived into believing that unassuming violinist Richard Tom Hanks is involved in international espionage.
In the French film, the hero had a sort of goofy offbeat charm. Richard remains unware that he is under surveillance, and confused by the aggresssive beautiful women now in his life. The Goon makes contact with Richard Harlan Drew Tom Hanks , randomly chosen because of his odd choice of footwear. Morris is committed to a mental institution, and Paula severs her romantic interest in Richard, believing that Morris needs her. Realizing how he has been fooled, Milan dies with a smile of appreciation.
When one attempt after another fails to yield any usable information, Cooper orders Richard killed and eventually attempts to kill Richard himself. Meanwhile, his friend's Jim Belushi love-starved wife Carrie Fisher has designs on him as well. Brown is concerned that Richard, the innocent man that he selected at random, may end up being killed as a result of Ross's plan to draw out Cooper, but Ross is only concerned about his career and dismisses Brown's guilty conscience. Cooper now believes Richard is a spy and sets up surveillance. And matter become more confused when Richard falls in love. Brown spots a man wearing mismatched shoes descending an escalator and picks him as their random target. Ross, meanwhile, simply sits back and watches the antics unfold.
Chermenko as Officer on Dock as Dock Worker as Reporter as Waitress as Reporter as Dentist as Female Patient as Young American as Mrs. Soon the agencies best female agent, Maddy Lori Singer is dispatched to figure out what Richard knows. Milan's machinations involve Perrin in a series of increasingly peculiar adventures which he either avoids or escapes from by pure luck which only confirm Milan's increasingly paranoid suspicions , and although Perrin is largely oblivious to the mayhem occurring around him he can't help noticing Milan's top agent, the beautiful Christine. Ross knows his house has been bugged for sound by Cooper, so he purposely leaks a rumor that a man will be arriving at the airport who will clear him of the scandal, and orders his assistant to pick him up. Cooper plants information suggesting Director is guilty of crimes and incompetence. They learn Richard has traveled the world, including several Communist countries.
Somebody must have thought this was a great idea for a movie. This has forced Richard to wear one business shoe and one red sneaker on his flight home. Richard remains unaware that he is under surveillance and confused by the aggressive beautiful women now in his life. Cooper thinks it is an inquiry with the Senate, but it turns out to be the name of the orchestral softball team for which Richard and Morris play. Maurice, who has repeatedly walked in on the aftermaths of the shoot-outs in Perrin's apartment, suffers a total mental breakdown. Released by in July 1985, it debuted at no. But it is not funny, and that, I guess, is that.