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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 »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Pryor and Wilder Behind Bars 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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111 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia:
According to Gene Wilder's autobiography, Richard Pryor once quit the film. One day during filming, the craft service department was serving watermelon and some of the crew members began playfully throwing pieces of it at each other. A piece of watermelon landed at Pryor's feet. Pryor accused the crew of racism as the eating of watermelon is considered a stereotype of African-Americans. Pryor returned to the film after the crew member that threw the piece was fired.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Meredith gets a job as a waitress in a "raunchy strip club", yet she is fully clothed (long-sleeved shirt and jeans).See more »
Quotes:
[Harry slaps Rory hand when he touches his arm]
Harry:Stop that! What did you do anyway?
Rory:I killed my daddy.
Harry:What did you do that for?
Rory:He laughed at my suede jacket (pause) and he slapped my hand.
Harry:Oh. (Puts Rory's hand back on his arm)
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pitch (1997)See more »
Soundtrack:
Watch Her DanceSee more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Pryor and Wilder Behind Bars, 1 July 2005
Author: EmperorNortonII from San Francisco, California

"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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