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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 ... See full summary »

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Jesus Ramirez (as Miguelangel Suarez)
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Grossberger (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
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Teresa Ramirez
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Storyline

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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Only these two pigeons could dress up as woodpeckers... See more »

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12 December 1980 (USA)  »

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Locos de remate  »

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$101,500,000 (USA)
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After the box-office success of this picture, the film's principals, director Sidney Poitier and actors Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were meant to re-team for Hanky Panky (1982). That movie re-teamed star Wilder and Poitier for their second and final collaboration. However, according to 'DVD Verdict', "For some reason, Pryor backed out and his part was rewritten into a female lead, for...Gilda Radner". See more »

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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

Warden Walter Beatty: You're gonna represent Glenboro prison in the annual Top Hand-competition. Congratulations!
Skip Donahue: Oh! Oh my god! Warden! I can't do that!
Warden Walter Beatty: What in the hell are you talking about...?
Skip Donahue: Well, I should have told you in your office! My mother was a veterinarian! I can't have anything to do with the exploatation of animals, she'd turn over in her grave!
Warden Walter Beatty: I don't believe you heard me correctly. This is very important to me!
Skip Donahue: Important to you? My mother is watching over every step I make! Do you know that my ...
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Eat Your Heart Out
Composed and Produced by Tom Scott
Lyrics by Rob Preston
Sung by Leata Galloway
Courtesy of Ariola-Eurodisc, GMBH
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a timeless comedy
5 June 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Recently i bought a DVD-recorder. As a stunt the shop sold it at a special price, together with a selection of Movies on DVD. One of these DVD's is "Stir Crazy". I watched the film again, this time together with my 13-years old son and a friend of his. The boys were rolling on the floor with laughter, so one can definitely say that this is a timeless comedy, that never ages. The film always leaves me with a good feeling and i have seen that it still works, even with kids these days. The acting is superb, the dialog continually funny, the prison setting convincing and an extra credit should go out to Jobeth Williams' small but heat-warming part. Guaranteed to bring a little sunshine to a rainy day.


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