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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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And in what is easily - and literally - the film's heaviest acting challenge, Erland Van Lidth de Jeude' [Erland van Lidth] as a 6' 6" high three-hundred pound heavy homicidal maniac called Grossberger who is maliciously made the duo's cellmate in hopes that he will massacre them. de Jeude, was an MIT graduate in computer science, who accidentally turned to acting while en route to an operatic career, admitted that he is grateful to director Sidney Poitier who allowed him to read the "Stir Crazy" script during filming. The actor said: "When I did Woody Allen's new picture, I never knew the title or what it was about". See more »

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Caesar Geronimo uses alternating hands when riding the bull (Tornado). His right-hand is free while in the bucking chute, but his left-hand is free when leaving the chute (stunt rider). See more »

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Harry Monroe: A hundred and twenty five years... Oh God, Oh God... I'll be a hundred and sixty one when I get out.
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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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