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Stir Crazy (1980)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  12 December 1980 (USA)
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Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a natural talent for riding broncos with the inter-prison rodeo coming up. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor dress up as woodpeckers and get framed for robbing a bank... and when they discover that prison life is for the birds they go... Stir Crazy See more »

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$101,500,000 (USA)
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The film's title is from an expression which is similar to the meaning of Cabin Fever (2002), itself the title of a movie. Wikipedia define 'Stir Crazy' as being "... a phrase that dates to 1908 according to the Oxford English Dictionary and the online Etymology Dictionary. Used among inmates in prison, it referred to a prisoner who became mentally unbalanced because of prolonged incarceration. It is based upon the slang stir (1851) to mean prison". See more »

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Skip is shown with multiple changes of clothes in prison. None of the other prisoners has clothes other than a blue shirt, white t-shirt and jeans. Skip is shown wearing a gray sweater , a blue sweater , a yellow t-shirt , and a blue t-shirt (in different combinations) in multiple scenes. See more »

Quotes

Harry Monroe: Yea, that's right! That's right! We bad!
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a very funny film
26 October 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

"Thats right,thats right we baaaad.....". That line was probably the most famous that Richard Pryor ever uttered on screen. He and Gene Wilder made a great "buddy" team just like Newman and Redford...only they are a helluva lot funnier! This was one film that critics hated but audiences loved. Wilder's "nice guy" is a perfect match for Pryor's wisecracking. This film has a fine supporting cast as well, George Stanford Brown (although his portrayal of a gay inmate may not seem "politically correct" today, he is hilariously "swishy" though!) Jobeth Williams, Barry Corbin (as the corrupt warden)and Craig T. Nelson (before he became a "Coach"). Sidney Poitier does a wonderful job of directing these two comedy legends I might add. The prison escape in the end kept me on the edge of my seat. I liked Skip and Harry so much that I was just rooting for them all the way! Pryor was burned shortly after this film was completed.


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