Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.

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Architect Michael Jordon is New York on business. Mysterious and beautiful stranger, Janet Dunn, runs into the taxi cab he's using and asks him to deliver a package for her. Enchanted by her, he does so and goes back to meet Janet afterwards, but finds her in her hotel dead. Now everyone believes that he's the killer and to make things even worse, a mysterious sinister group that's after the package is now after him as well. His only ally is his business contact Kate Hellman, who has mysteries of her own. Their first goal is to find out what was in the package. Meanwhile, someone tries to assassinate the director of national security, whom Janet Dunn tried to contact before her death.

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When you're wanted for a murder you didn't commit, chased for secrets you didn't steal, and running from people who want to kill you, the worst mistake you can make is falling in love... See more »


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

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$9,434,062 (USA)
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One of five movies where actor Gene Wilder plays a man wrongly accused of committing a crime. The films include Silver Streak (1976), The Frisco Kid (1979), Stir Crazy (1980), Hanky Panky (1982), and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989). See more »

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The woman's name who is murdered in the hotel is Janet Dunn, at 55:44 Michael Jordan reads an article in the newspaper titled "Janet Stone found murdered in N.Y. hotel room" 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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Comedy at its best!
7 March 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hanky Panky is our first look at Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner on the big screen together. The story goes as such: Michael Jordan (Wilder) is new in town, meets a woman with whom he tries to get a date. Nothing wrong with that right? Well he is chased by bad guys for having any contact with this woman and when she ends up dead he is sought for her murder. In comes Kate (Radner) who tries to help Michael find out why these guys are after him. Well he gets the girl in the end and everything turns out for the best, with a few laughs along the way. The pairing of these two comedians shows us why they have been loved by many for so many years. If you like romantic comedies then you will enjoy Hanky Panky.


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