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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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$101,500,000 (USA)
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Publicity for this picture at the time of release stated that it was the Columbia Pictures' third biggest hit in the studio's history running behind only Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). See more »

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When Grossburger knocks out Jack Graham, as Skip is making his escape, his hat and sunglasses both come off, but in the next shot his sunglasses are back on, but his hat is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Harry: Geez, what's wrong with him?
Young Man in Hospital: Oh that's Johnson. He's on a hunger strike so they are force-feeding him to keep him alive.
Harry: At least there's some humanity here.
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The best Pryor-Wilder movie
11 January 2009 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

Many people considers Silver Streak as the best Pryor-Wilder movie. I don't think so. Silver Streak is Gene Wilder's movie, Richard Pryor didn't get much of the show. In Stir Crazy both of them get equally of the show. Both of them were very funny, though (as I noticed) they were a little different from nowadays comedians, maybe that was even better. I think at that time comedy makers knew what they are doing, because all of the jokes worked, not like in most of the nowadays comedies. My favorite scene was where Gene Wilder's and Richard Pryor's characters where pretending that they are bad, you won't see such a funny stuff in nowadays movies.


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