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Stir Crazy
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Writer:
Bruce Jay Friedman (written by)
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Release Date:
12 December 1980 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Only these two pigeons could dress up as woodpeckers... See more »
Plot:
Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
a very funny film See more (44 total) »

Cast

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Gene Wilder ... Skip Donahue

Richard Pryor ... Harry Monroe

Georg Stanford Brown ... Rory Schultebrand

JoBeth Williams ... Meredith

Miguel Ángel Suárez ... Jesus Ramirez (as Miguelangel Suarez)

Craig T. Nelson ... Deputy Ward Wilson

Barry Corbin ... Warden Walter Beatty

Charles Weldon ... Blade

Nicolas Coster ... Warden Henry Sampson

Joel Brooks ... Len Garber

Jonathan Banks ... Jack Graham
Erland van Lidth ... Grossberger (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
Lewis Van Bergen ... Guard #1
Karmin Murcelo ... Teresa Ramirez

Franklyn Ajaye ... Young Man in Hospital
Estelle Omens ... Mrs. R.H. Broache
Peter Looney ... Kicker #1
Cedrick Hardman ... Big Mean
Doug Johnson ... Guard #2
Henry Kingi ... Ramon
Joe Massengale ... Caesar Geronimo (as Joseph Massengale)

Herman Poppe ... Alex

Luis Avalos ... Chico
Esther Sutherland ... Sissie
Pamela Poitier ... Cook's Helper
James Oscar Lee ... Kicker #2
Rod McCary ... Minister
Claudia Cron ... Joy
Bill Bailey ... Announcer
Donna Kei Benz ... Nancy (as Donna Benz)

Grand L. Bush ... Big Mean's Sidekick (as Grand Bush)
Alvin Ing ... Korean Doctor
Thomas Moore ... Judge
Danna Hansen ... Mrs. Sampson
Gwen Van Dam ... Mrs. Beatty

Herb Armstrong ... County Jail Guard
Herbert Hirschman ... Man at Dinner Party
Don Circle ... Bank Teller
Madison Arnold ... Guard #3
Gene Earl ... Sheriff (as Gene Earle)

Mickey Jones ... Guard #8
Tracy Lee Rowe ... Little Girl
Essex Smith ... Blade's Friend
Kenneth Menard ... Repairman
Billy Beck ... Flycatching Prisoner

Lee Purcell ... Susan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Burton ... Guy who Punches Big Mean (uncredited)

Jim Henry ... Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
Drasha Meyer ... Lady in Restaurant (uncredited)

John Richard Petersen ... Rodeo Spectator (uncredited)
Al Silvani ... Inmate (uncredited)

Earl W. Smith ... Jack Graham's Enforcer (uncredited)

Brien Varady ... Young Inmate (uncredited)

Wendy Wells-Gunkel ... Rodeo Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sidney Poitier 
 
Writing credits
Bruce Jay Friedman (written by)

Produced by
François De Menil .... associate producer (as Francois deMenil)
Melville Tucker .... executive producer
Hannah Weinstein .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tom Scott 
 
Cinematography by
Fred Schuler (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Harry Keller 
 
Casting by
Toni Howard 
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Alfred Sweeney 
 
Set Decoration by
Arthur Jeph Parker 
 
Costume Design by
Patricia Edwards 
 
Makeup Department
Richard Cobos .... makeup artist
Lola Kemp .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mickey McCardle .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel McCauley .... first assistant director (as Daniel J. McCauley)
Joseph Paul Moore .... second assistant director (as Joseph Moore)
Don Wilkerson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Harold Broner .... construction coordinator
Donald B. Nunley .... property master (as Donald Nunley)
Santos Raspa .... construction coordinator
Gary Zink .... welder/fabricator
Ron Frazier .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound mixer (as Glen Anderson)
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound (as Glen Anderson)
Wayne Artman .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Beckert .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Bushelman .... sound effects
Michael Jiron .... re-recording mixer
Pat Somerset .... sound effects
 
Special Effects by
Larry L. Fuentes .... special effects (as Larry Fuentes)
 
Stunts
John Ashby .... stunts
Kerrie Cullen .... stunts
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Chuck Henson .... stunts
Larry McKinney .... stunts
Stoney Neufang Jr. .... stunts
Scott Raftery .... stunts
Gene Walker .... stunts
Alex Green .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sidney Ray Baldwin .... still photographer (as Sidney Baldwin)
Dustin Blauvelt .... first assistant camera
Keith Lundy .... second assistant camera
Joe R. Marquette Jr. .... camera operator (as Joe Marquette Jr.)
Rick Martens .... gaffer (as Richard Martens)
Robert Moore .... grip
Randall Robinson .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Dennis Smith .... camera operator: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Jack N. Young .... extras casting (as Jack Young)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Brown .... wardrobe: women (as Marie V. Brown)
David Rawley .... wardrobe: men
 
Editorial Department
Thomas G. Jingles .... assistant editor
Bruce Pearson .... color timer
 
Music Department
Cliff Kohlweck .... music editor (as Clif Kohlweck)
 
Transportation Department
James Langhorne .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Ronald L. Carr .... location manager (as Ron Carr)
Herb Honis .... unit publicist (as Herbert Honis)
Harold Hourihan .... production accountant
David R. Lawson .... medic
Claire Mactague .... production coordinator
Jimmy Medearis .... head wrangler (as James Medearis)
Patricia J. O'Donohue .... research consultant
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor
Scott Salmon .... choreographer
Robert Milicevic .... stand-in (uncredited)
B.J. Smith .... first aid (uncredited)
Eliot Yaffe .... location projectionist (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
111 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Actor Richard Pryor and director Sidney Poitier had previously worked together on Uptown Saturday Night (1974).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Skip Donahue:We tried to teach him Charades! He Didnt Get it! He just didnt get it!See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
a very funny film, 26 October 2003
Author: dtucker86 from Germany

"Thats right,thats right we baaaad.....". That line was probably the most famous that Richard Pryor ever uttered on screen. He and Gene Wilder made a great "buddy" team just like Newman and Redford...only they are a helluva lot funnier! This was one film that critics hated but audiences loved. Wilder's "nice guy" is a perfect match for Pryor's wisecracking. This film has a fine supporting cast as well, George Stanford Brown (although his portrayal of a gay inmate may not seem "politically correct" today, he is hilariously "swishy" though!) Jobeth Williams, Barry Corbin (as the corrupt warden)and Craig T. Nelson (before he became a "Coach"). Sidney Poitier does a wonderful job of directing these two comedy legends I might add. The prison escape in the end kept me on the edge of my seat. I liked Skip and Harry so much that I was just rooting for them all the way! Pryor was burned shortly after this film was completed.

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