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Hanky Panky (1982)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  4 June 1982 (USA)
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The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, Michael is the chief suspect and on the run.

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The complete innocent, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of secrecy and government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she is later murdered, Michael is the chief suspect and on the run.

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$3,597,244 (USA) (4 June 1982)

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Hanky Panky was a financial disaster and Gene Wilder said it was one of the worst movies that he had ever starred in. See more »

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[Michael and Janet burst into a taxi at same time]
Michael Jordon: Oh, Goddamn...
[to Janet]
Michael Jordon: I Love you!
Janet Dunn: Get out of my taxi!
Michael Jordon: Where is it?
Janet Dunn: Get out of my cab right now!
Michael Jordon: I would love to, just tell me, where it is?
Janet Dunn: Get out of my cab!
Michael Jordon: This one is my cab.
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HANKY PANKY (Sidney Poitier, 1982) **
24 January 2010 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This Hitchcockian comedy-thriller misfire re-united star Gene Wilder with actor-turned-director Poitier after the box-office success of STIR CRAZY (1980; which I should be getting to presently), but it was also the fourth and last collaboration between Poitier and Richard Widmark – the others being NO WAY OUT (1950; Poitier's debut), the similarly maligned THE LONG SHIPS (1963) and the superb THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (1965; produced by Widmark). Incidentally, HANKY PANKY was intended as a follow-up to SILVER STREAK (1976) and STIR CRAZY itself as yet another teaming of Wilder with Richard Pryor – but the latter's role eventually got turned into a female character and played by Gilda Radner (from TV's "Saturday Night Live"). The two stars would then fall in love and marry but, alas, the relationship was not long-lasting as Radner would die within 5 years! Anyway, while HANKY PANKY is hardly terrible, it is far from a classic either: the thrills are largely mechanical (leading predictably to violence, a case of mistaken identity for the bewildered hero, and elaborate action for the denouement) and the laughs – the genuine ones, that is – too few (mostly, it is Wilder doing his idiosyncratic hysterical shtick). Radner herself, to say nothing of Widmark (albeit still effortlessly intimidating at 68), is somewhat underused; notable supporting roles, then, are played by Kathleen Quinlan and Robert Prosky as Intelligence operatives – respectively pursued by and pursuing Widmark and his henchmen.


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