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Stir Crazy (1980)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  12 December 1980 (USA)
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Meredith
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Jesus Ramirez (as Miguelangel Suarez)
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Deputy Ward Wilson
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Blade
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Warden Henry Sampson
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Len Garber
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Erland van Lidth ...
Grossberger (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
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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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bank robbery | rodeo | bank | prison | robber | See more »

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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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Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder improvised many of their scenes together. See more »

Goofs

Caesar Geronimo is wearing a black hat when riding the bronco, a light colored hat when riding tornado and a black hat when running the "Hard Money" event. See more »

Quotes

Skip Donahue: I want a bigger cell! With better ventilation!
Deputy Ward Wilson: Why? Grossberger been fartin' on ya?
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References A Place in the Sun (1951) See more »

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The best Pryor-Wilder movie
11 January 2009 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

Many people considers Silver Streak as the best Pryor-Wilder movie. I don't think so. Silver Streak is Gene Wilder's movie, Richard Pryor didn't get much of the show. In Stir Crazy both of them get equally of the show. Both of them were very funny, though (as I noticed) they were a little different from nowadays comedians, maybe that was even better. I think at that time comedy makers knew what they are doing, because all of the jokes worked, not like in most of the nowadays comedies. My favorite scene was where Gene Wilder's and Richard Pryor's characters where pretending that they are bad, you won't see such a funny stuff in nowadays movies.


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