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Stir Crazy (1980)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesus Ramirez (as Miguelangel Suarez)
Deputy Ward Wilson
Charles Weldon ...
Warden Henry Sampson
Len Garber
Erland van Lidth ...
Grossberger (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
Lewis Van Bergen ...
Guard #1
Karmin Murcelo ...
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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Release Date:

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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Did You Know?


The lyrics of the woodpecker jingle sung at the bank go: "Oh!, you'll save money! Knock on wood! When you do what a good woodpecker should! Save for a horse or a brand new ranch, when you flock to the Glenboro Savings Branch! You can feather your nest with frills! Fill your garage with Coup de Villes! Just relax if you have a big bill! What you can do...be a smart bird too! Yout little pecker, you!" See more »


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 »


Skip Donahue: I want a bigger cell! With better ventilation!
Deputy Ward Wilson: Why? Grossberger been fartin' on ya?
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »


Watch Her Dance
Sung by Leroy Gomez
Composed and Produced by Tom Scott
Lyrics by Rob Preston
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no laughs???? CHECK YOUR PULSE!!!!!!!

the scene when grossberger meets pryor, and wilder alone is worth it! and when they are playing cards!!!!! and wilder's "back problem cure" scene is astounding!!!!! these two actors were made to work together!

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