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Stir Crazy (1980)

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit, however, no prison cell can keep them locked in.

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Cast

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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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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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Two jailbirds who just want out of the cage. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Locos de remate  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$101,500,000 (USA)
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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Second of four star teamings of actors Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. The later movies were Another You (1991) and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) whilst their first had been Silver Streak (1976) around four years earlier. Additionally, both were involved in Blazing Saddles (1974), Richard behind-the-scenes (as a co-writer) and Gene on the screen (as Jim, a.k.a. "the Waco Kid"). See more »

Goofs

While Harry and Skip are discussing leaving for Hollywood at the bar, no one is playing either pinball machine, yet pinball sounds are heard throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Skip Donahue: We tried to teach him Charades! He Didnt Get it! He just didnt get it!
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Connections

Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Geek Tragedy (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Down in the Valley
(uncredited)
Traditional folk song
Sung by Erland van Lidth
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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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