Carl and James are two pleasant but unambitious garbage men. Carl has a telescope with which he observes his neighbors. One evening he sees a man giving a female neighbor a hard time. As ... See full summary »
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>
The movie's "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" title is derived from 'Three Wise Monkeys' proverb which says "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil". As such, the third and last section of the phrase, "Speak no evil" was dropped for the title. Of the two lead characters, one is deaf and one is blind, they still can both speak, whereby a third lead character would have been arguably dumb or mute (like Harpo Marx), something possible, but arguably less accessible to audiences when there is a character who cannot speak. See more »
In the shootout between Wally and Sutherland, one of Sutherland's bullets hits a fireplace iron, knocking it over. In the next few shots, the iron is back in its upright position. See more »
Thirty-two years on the force, a wife and three kids and a blind guy and a deaf guy are making me look like a real asshole.
You got that right.
[talking into radio]
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Just saw this movie again recently, and it still gets me laughing like crazy. This was the first Pryor/Wilder movie I ever saw, when it first came out on video, and it eventually got me to the video store several more times to see their other movies. Although all of them got me laughing (especially Silver Streak), this one was by far the funniest. It's definitely an underrated movie. I only wish Pryor and Wilder had done more together.
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