Taglines: Lily Tomlin has a little problem…
After being exposed to a bizarre mixture of household chemicals, Pat Kramer begins to shrink. This baffles scientists, makes parenting difficult, warms the hearts of Americans, and captures the attention of a group of people who want to take over the world. This evil group plots to kidnap Pat and perform experiments on her so that they can eventually shrink everyone.
The Incredible Shrinking Woman is a 1981 American science fiction comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher (in his directing debut), written by Jane Wagner and starring Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, John Glover and Elizabeth Wilson. This film is a take-off on the 1957 science fiction classic film The Incredible Shrinking Man, and credited as based on Richard Matheson’s 1956 novel, The Shrinking Man. The original music score was composed by Suzanne Ciani.
The film was released in pan-and-scan on VHS by Universal on July 13, 1994. On November 4, 2009, an unmastered low-quality DVD release (manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media) in 16:9 anamorphic widescreen was offered under the Universal Vault Series banner.
The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, Henry Gibson, Elizabeth Wilson, Mark Blankfield, Maria Smith, Pamela Bellwood
Screenplay by: Jane Wagner
Production Design by: Raymond Brandt
Cinematography by: Bruce Logan
Film Editing by: Jeff Gourson, Anthony Redman
Costume Design by: Roberta Weiner
Set Decoration by: Jennifer Polito
Music by: Suzanne Ciani
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: January 30, 1981