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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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Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor dress up as woodpeckers and get framed for robbing a bank... and when they discover that prison life is for the birds they go... Stir Crazy See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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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

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

Caesar Geronimo is wearing a black hat when riding the bronco, a light colored hat when riding tornado and a black hat when running the "Hard Money" event. See more »

Quotes

Blade: Now every bull has a secret word that makes him crazy, and sends him into his craziest ride, Your job is to figure out that word.
Harry Monroe: Bull... uh... let's see. Uh... rumplestiltskin. Uh... malt liquor... come on bull.
[whistles and makes kissing noises]
Harry Monroe: Come on, bull. Uh... woof, woof! Uh...
[makes clicking sound with tongue]
Harry Monroe: ... hey sexy... hee-hee... shit!
[Bull bellows and charges at Harry]
Harry Monroe: [Running away from bull] Oh, you mother-fucker!
Blade: Congratulations, you found the word!
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jr. Walker & the All-Stars (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Love
Sung by Randy Goodrum
Composed by Michael Masser (uncredited) and Randy Goodrum (uncredited)
Produced by Michael Masser (uncredited)
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Pryor and Wilder Behind Bars
1 July 2005 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

"Stir Crazy" once again brings together the comedic talents of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. Here, they play Skip and Harry, two hapless slackers in New York who decide to go west to find their fortunes. On the way, they stop in Arizona, and get framed for a bank robbery. This lands them behind bars. This movie is loaded with screwball comedy, and it shows Gene Wilder at his most manic. His methods at pretending to be insane and keeping his spirit from being broken will elicit the big laughs. It all climaxes with a prison rodeo, and an elaborate breakout scheme. "Stir Crazy" is a comedy classic, and reminds us all of the comedy team of Pryor and Wilder.


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