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

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12 December 1980 (USA)  »

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$101,500,000 (USA)
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On a crisp March morning, some ninety newcomers were inducted into the maximum security cell block at the Arizona State Penitentiary at Florence. Leading the way were Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. They were in the slammer --for a two-week stretch --filming off-the-wall sequences in "Stir Crazy," Columbia Pictures' comedy about a pair of show biz hopefuls who are stranded in a small town and framed as bank robbers. See more »

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Meredith gets a job as a waitress in a "raunchy strip club", yet she is fully clothed (long-sleeved shirt and jeans). See more »

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Harry Monroe: Yea, that's right! That's right! We bad!
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Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
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Composed by Michael Masser and Randy Goodrum
Produced by Michael Masser
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crazier and crazier
9 July 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Everyone likes a prison movie, and everyone likes a Gene Wilder-Richard Pryor comedy, so combine those two genres, and you've got a formidable piece of cinematic history. The two comedians play Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe, a pair of New Yorkers whose lives are going nowhere. After witnessing a very unpleasant scene in a bar, they decide to move out west. In Arizona, they get a job in a bank as dancing woodpeckers. Then, some thugs get hold of the costumes and rob the bank. The crime naturally gets pinned on Skip and Harry, who get put in jail. Adjusting to life behind bars isn't all that easy for them, until Skip everyone discovers Skip's rodeo talent.

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor always made a great comedy team, and "Stir Crazy" is no exception. When I was in fifth grade and the teacher showed us "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", she told everyone that Gene Wilder was a great actor in many movies. I said "Stir Crazy", and she asked "Uh, did your parents let you see the whole thing?" My parents did let me see the whole thing, although there are some scenes that make it R-rated. But it's a really funny movie; you should see it.


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