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See No Evil, Hear No Evil -- Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor star as blind and deaf witnesses to a murder and now they're both prime suspects!
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12 May 1989 (USA) See more »
MURDER! The blind guy couldn't see it. The deaf guy couldn't hear it. Now they're both wanted for it.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Pryor ... Wallace 'Wally' Karue

Gene Wilder ... Dave Lyons

Joan Severance ... Eve

Kevin Spacey ... Kirgo
Alan North ... Braddock

Anthony Zerbe ... Sutherland

Louis Giambalvo ... Gatlin
Kirsten Childs ... Adele

Hardy Rawls ... Beefy Tourist
Audrie Neenan ... Policewoman and Marilyn

Lauren Tom ... Mitzie
John Capodice ... Scotto
George Bartenieff ... Huddelston

Alexandra Neil ... Sally

Tonya Pinkins ... Leslie
Bernie McInerney ... Dr. Cornfeld
Keith Langsdale ... Male Doctor
Jamie De Roy ... Female Doctor
Mary Kay Adams ... Dr. Bennett
Alan Pottinger ... Parking Attendant
Bill Luhrs ... Herman
Lisby Larson ... Reporter
Mark Smaltz ... Policeman
Rico Elias ... Policeman

Doug Yasuda ... Professor Kasuda

James Pyduck ... Businessman
Michael John McGann ... Salesman

Edward James Hyland ... Cabbie (as Edward Hyland)
Thom Curley ... Laundry Van Driver
John Ring ... Teller

George Buck ... Ray, Security Guard
Phil Goodbody ... Blind Man

George Harris ... Bartender

Zach Grenier ... Jerk
Joe Viviani ... Fingerprint Cop

Alice Spivak ... Dispatcher

Shiek Mahmud-Bey ... Walkie-Talkie Cop

Joel Swetow ... Cabbie
Jane Connell ... Woman
Pirie MacDonald ... Lodge Tourist
Manuel E. Santiago ... Raoul (as Manuel Santiago)
Harry Madsen ... Cop with Bullhorn
Tom Kubiak ... Plainclothes Cop
Cynthia Lopez ... Puerto Rican Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tipper Burton ... NY Subway Rider (uncredited)
George Harris II ... Bartender (uncredited)
Burke Morgan ... Bar Patron in Opening Fight Scene (uncredited)

Mark Kenneth Smaltz ... Techeco (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Hiller 
Writing credits
Earl Barret (story) &
Arne Sultan (story) &
Marvin Worth (story)

Earl Barret (screenplay) &
Arne Sultan (screenplay) and
Eliot Wald (screenplay) &
Andrew Kurtzman (screenplay) and
Gene Wilder (screenplay)

Produced by
Earl Barret .... executive producer
Burtt Harris .... executive producer
Erica Hiller .... associate producer
Arne Sultan .... executive producer
Jody Worth .... associate producer (as Jody Taylor Worth)
Marvin Worth .... producer
Original Music by
Stewart Copeland 
Cinematography by
Victor J. Kemper (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert C. Jones 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Robert Gundlach 
Art Direction by
James T. Singelis 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Jr. 
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley 
Makeup Department
Annie M. DeMille .... hair stylist
Tony Lloyd .... makeup artist: Mr. Pryor
Toy Van Lierop .... makeup artist (as Toy Russell Van Lierop)
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist: Mr. Wilder
Production Management
Burtt Harris .... unit production manager
John J. Healey .... assistant unit production manager (as John Healey)
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie A. Bloom .... second second assistant director
Joseph M. Caracciolo Jr. .... second assistant director: second unit (as Joe Caracciolo Jr.)
Michael Haley .... first assistant director: second unit
Mark McGann .... first assistant director
Conrad E. Palmisano .... second unit director
Glen Trotiner .... second assistant director
Carla Zackson .... dga trainee (uncredited)
Art Department
Gerald DeTitta .... leadman
John R. Ford .... assistant property master
Viola Frey .... artist
Scott Gertsen .... construction coordinator (as K. Scott Gertsen)
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master (as Robert J. Griffon)
Alan Kimmel .... assistant art director
Christopher Nelson .... set dresser
Manny Sanchez .... head carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
John H. Arrufat .... sound editor (as J.H. Arrufat)
Gary Blufer .... sound effects recordist
Robert Bradshaw .... sound editor
Gordon Ecker .... supervising sound editor
John Michael Fanaris .... sound effects coordinator
Steven Gerrior .... adr assistant
Michael Hoskinson .... assistant sound editor (as Mike Hoskinson)
James J. Isaacs .... sound editor
John Leveque .... sound editor
Dennis Maitland .... sound mixer (as Dennis Maitland Sr.)
Greg Orloff .... foley mixer
Gary Parker .... boom operator
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (as Joe Sabella)
Mark Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce Stambler .... supervising sound editor
Becky Sullivan .... supervising adr editor
Shawn Sykora .... foley editor
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... sound editor (as Donald L. Warner)
Richard E. Yawn .... sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Scott D. Jackson .... foley supervisor (uncredited)
David Napoli .... utility sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Connie Brink .... special effects
Al Griswold .... special effects supervisor
Bill Traynor .... special effects
G.A. Aguilar .... stunts (as George Aguilar)
Danny Aiello III .... stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts
Gary Baxley .... stunts
Dana Bertolette .... stunts (as Diana D. Bertolette)
Paul Bucossi .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg Elam)
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Glory Fioramonti .... stunts
Dick Hancock .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
Edgard Mourino .... stunts
Phil Neilson .... stunts
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt coordinator
Sandy Richman .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts (as Mike Russo)
Lori Seaman .... stunts (as Lori M. Van der Veer)
Rick Seaman .... stunts
Gary Tacon .... stunts
Roy Thomas .... stunts
Deborah Watkins .... stunts
James Welch .... stunts
Harry Wowchuk .... stunts
Tom Wright .... stunts
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Brown .... second assistant camera (as Bob Brown)
Jack Brown .... first assistant camera
James 'Packy' Dolan .... gaffer (as James E. Dolan)
James P. Dolan .... electrical best boy
Tom Gilligan .... best boy
Michael Ginsburg .... still photographer
Louis Goldman .... still photographer
John D. Kennedy .... dolly grip
Tom Priestley Jr. .... director of photography: second unit
Ed Quinn .... key grip (as Edwin A. Quinn Sr.)
Michael Stone .... camera operator
Billy Kerwick .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Burchard .... costume supervisor: men
Arlene B. Coffey .... costume supervisor: women
Lillian Pan .... assistant costume designer
Jan Finnell .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Leslie Jones .... assistant editor
Robert P. Walzer .... assistant editor: second unit
Location Management
Michael Boonstra .... assistant location manager
Annie Stewart .... location coordinator
Music Department
Michael Dittrick .... music editor
Jeff Seitz .... score co-producer
Jeff Seitz .... score engineer
Transportation Department
Edward O'Donnell .... transportation captain
Thomas Reilly .... transportation coordinator
Bryce Guy Williams .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Susan Alschuler .... unit publicist
Mary Bailey .... script supervisor
Raul Bonilla .... assistant: Mr. Pryor
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Debra Mendel Freedman .... assistant: Mr. Worth
Dean Garvin .... production assistant (as Dean C. Garvin)
Wendi Haas .... production office coordinator
Liza J. Harris .... production assistant
Megan Harris .... production assistant
Kristie Hart .... production assistant
Jennie Johnson .... assistant: Mr. Pryor
Rashon Khan .... assistant: Mr. Pryor
Patti L. Kleinman .... assistant: Mr. Worth
Wilson Lyle .... craft service
David McMurray .... dance producer: "Anything Can Happen"
Rich Murray .... production assistant
Bernadette Penotti .... production assistant
Wister Pilling .... craft service
Rubén Rodríguez .... assistant accountant (as Ruben R. Rodriguez)
Todd Rosken .... assistant: Mr. Worth
Ellen Smith .... production assistant (as Ellen J. Smith)
Suzanne E. Vaucher .... assistant accountant (as Suzanne Vaucher)
David Was .... dance producer: "Anything Can Happen"
Don Was .... dance producer: "Anything Can Happen"
Brenda White .... assistant: Mr. Hiller
Tim Williams .... production assistant
Elizabeth Yanoska .... production accountant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Art Smith Jr. .... production assistant (uncredited)
Nicholas Wolfert .... production assistant (uncredited)
Marguerite Guardino .... thanks
Edward Kelly .... thanks (as Ed Kelly)
Roberta Mineo .... thanks
Robert Perrone .... thanks
Paul Porelli .... thanks
Ronald S. Reiter .... thanks
Arne Sultan .... film dedicated to
Karen Webb .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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The movie's title, "See No Evil, Hear No Evil", 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 »
Crew or equipment visible: When Wally stops the police car after driving into the sides of beef at the meat market, you can clearly see that it is Wally's stunt double driving through the driver side window.See more »
Capt. Braddock:What's the story here, Gatlin? I got the commissioner crawling up my ass!See more »
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34 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
The funniest Wilder/Pryor movie, 22 January 2002
Author: DragoonKain from New York

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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