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 ...
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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
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"Their initiation to prison life is funny because it's also so scary" said director 'Sidney Poitier' (qv_, who returned to movie-making with Stir Crazy (1980) after a two-year hiatus to write his autobiography. Poitier added: "It's a fulfillment of a fear virtually every law-abiding citizen has experienced. What if through no fault of your own ... you are suddenly thrown in the can, surrounded by muggers, murderers, the dregs of society? How do you cope?". See more »
When Deputy Wilson wakes Harry and Skip in their cell, he tells them the time is 4:30am. Daylight/Sunlight is shining through the cell window. See more »
A hundred and twenty five years... Oh God, Oh God... I'll be a hundred and sixty one when I get out.
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"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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