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See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Thriller  |  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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Louis Giambalvo ...
Gatlin
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Adele
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Beefy Tourist
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John Capodice ...
Scotto
George Bartenieff ...
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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12 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ciegos, sordos y locos  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$46,908,987 (USA)
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Trivia

Gene Wilder almost wasn't in this movie. Per his autobiography, he turned the script down twice (due to its treatment of the deaf and the blind). He intended to do the same when offered it a third time, but his agent talked him into meeting with TriStar (the studio behind the film). The TriStar people asked Gene to re-write the script for himself and Richard Pryor, which he agreed to do...and the rest is history. See more »

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When Wally and Dave are about to break into the house of a thousand windows, Dave is carrying a big log and as he swings it around, Wally moves his head as afraid to get hit by it. Wally is blind, so he wouldn't have seen it. See more »

Quotes

Mitzie: [Dave and Wally are booking in at a hotel under false identities] Dr. Kesselring, we thought you might not make it. It says you had some trouble with your visa?
Dave: [faking a German accent] Yes, and zen suddenly dey accepted American Express. Go figure.
Wally: We don't go home without it.
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Featured in Life of Pryor: The Richard Pryor Story (2006) See more »

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ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN
Written by Don Was, David Was and Aaron Zigman
Performed by Was Not Was
Pop version produced by Paul Staveley O'Duffy
Dance version produced by Don Was, David Was and David McMurray
Was Not Was appears courtesy of Phonogram Records, Ltd / Chrysalis Records, Inc.
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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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