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See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  12 May 1989 (USA)
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Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.



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A man is murdered. Two men witness it. A blind man who hears the killer, and a deaf man who sees her. The police don't think they're credible witnesses, but the killers don't want to take any chances. The two men must now work together to save themselves and bring the killers to justice. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <tss.yh.nec.co.jp>

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MURDER! The blind guy couldn't see it. The deaf guy couldn't hear it. Now they're both wanted for it.


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Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ciegos, sordos y locos  »

Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)


$46,908,987 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cinematographer Victor J. Kemper would go on to lens a second Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor vehicle when the director of photography got to shoot them again in Another You (1991) a couple of years later. See more »


Dave responds to much of Wally's and other people's conversations throughout the film without looking at his lips. For Dave being deaf, this would be impossible. Examples are when Dave are looking into the binoculars and at the hotel front desk looking down at his sign-in sheet. See more »


Dave: And then one day, my wife turned into this remarkable creature that could sit on the end of a broom stick and take off. She could actually achieve flight.
Wally: I think I was married to that woman once.
Dave: Small world.
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When two become one
15 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

"See no evil, Hear no evil"; a perfect title for an hilarious script that was brilliantly portrayed by Gene Wilder (Dave) and Richard Pryer (Wally). The tale of two "handicapped" (as Dave remarks at the end of the film, "I'm not handicapped, I have you") individuals who come together to be ones eyes. The hilarious duo get caught in a crime they did not commit and do everything in thier power to rid them of the accusation.

I have to say that I really enjoyed this movie tremendously. I remember watching it when it first came out in 1989 and thinking, "wow...what a funny flick". Being only 11 at the time, I didn't really understand the hilarity of all the jokes that was in it. The reason why I watch it again now... 13 years later is because of one Kevin Spacey (Who plays Kirgo, the crook). I'm in the process of collecting all of his movies... and this one just happens to be one in that list. I'm glad that it is. I find the script to be wonderfull, the acting brilliant and the time spent watching it a definate fun time. Great movie!!

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