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Stir Crazy (1980)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  12 December 1980 (USA)
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Meredith
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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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Jack Graham
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Grossberger (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
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Teresa Ramirez
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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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Only these two pigeons could dress up as woodpeckers... See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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12 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Locos de remate  »

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$101,500,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Comedian Richard Pryor refused to wear the woodpecker costume for the bank scene so a double was used in the film but he did wear it for the poster and promotional pictures. See more »

Goofs

The chair with Skip's coat on it changes position between shots. When Skip returns from speaking to the 2 fighting men, the chair has moved away from the table. See more »

Quotes

Rory: That's Blade. He runs the third world side of Cell Block 2. My dear, till Grossberger came along he held the axe murder record in the south-west! He's the one I'm gonna get you the cheesburger from. How do you like it, medium?
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Rory: Don't worry about him, I'll protect you. I'll protect you!
Harry Monroe: I'm getting a little podge.
Rory: For some reason I make him uneasy!
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Harry Monroe: I wonder why? Hi
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Harry Monroe:
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Soundtracks

Eat Your Heart Out
Composed and Produced by Tom Scott
Lyrics by Rob Preston
Sung by Leata Galloway
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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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