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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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Jack Graham
Erland van Lidth ...
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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bank robbery | rodeo | bank | prison | robber | See more »

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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)  »

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Stir Crazy  »

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$101,500,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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This movie was the sixth film that Sidney Poitier directed but it was the first one in which he also did not star. See more »

Goofs

After Skip and Harry are arrested for bank robbery, they are sentenced to a state prison. Since bank robbery is a federal crime, they would have been sentenced to a federal prison instead of a state one. 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?
Harry Monroe: Oh no, I don't want no cheesburger, I'm trying to, er, keep my weight down.
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!
[Waves in a very camp manner toward Blade]
Harry Monroe: I wonder why? Hi
[waves at Blade]
Harry Monroe:
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Composed and Produced by Tom Scott
Lyrics by Rob Preston
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Wilder And Pryor At Their Peak
16 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor was a good comedy team of the 1970s, making several hit movies together, this being one of the more memorable. Viewing this movie recently after a 25-year absence, it was a shock to me to hear the language. I had remembered this strictly as a light-hearted comedy but I can see why it's rated "R." That is solely for the language, especially by Pryor, but he was known for his profane humor.

If you can put up with that, the film is downright funny, even today. I found myself laughing out loud at a few scenes, all of which I remembered vividly from several viewings in the '70s. They are still just as funny.

Who could forget that mammoth criminal with the long, long name - Erland van Lidth de Jeude? He was the guy that scared the hell out of everyone, just by his physical presence. In real life, that man was the opposite of his projected image on screen. He was a graduate of MIT, an accomplished opera singer, an Olympic wrestler, devoted husband and father, writer, etc. The poor man died at the age of 34.

It also was interesting to see such a young looking Craig T Nelson and JoBeth Williams.

This might have been the best of the Wilder-Pryor films. I was shocked to see that Sidney Poitier directed this movie. I didn't know that until seconds ago when I looked at this IMDb title page.


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