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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.

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writers:

Earl Barret (story), Arne Sultan (story) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Pryor ... Wally
Gene Wilder ... Dave
Joan Severance ... Eve
Kevin Spacey ... Kirgo
Alan North ... Braddock
Anthony Zerbe ... Sutherland
Louis Giambalvo ... Gatlin
Kirsten Childs Kirsten Childs ... Adele
Hardy Rawls ... Beefy Tourist
Audrie Neenan ... Policewoman and Marilyn
Lauren Tom ... Mitzie
John Capodice ... Scotto
George Bartenieff George Bartenieff ... Huddelston
Alexandra Neil ... Sally
Tonya Pinkins ... Leslie
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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 them. 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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The first drop dead comedy of the year. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

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Trivia

The Swedish title of Another You (1991), the next film of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, was "Se Upp Igen Blindstyre!" which is English for "Look Out Again, Blind Fool!". This suggested that it was a sequel to See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) which translates into Swedish as "Se ingen ondska, hör ingen ondska!", which in turn translates into English as the similar phrase, "Listen Up, Blind Fool!". However, the two movies actually have no story connection at all. See more »

Goofs

Camera dolly tracks when the killers catch Dave and Wally after they escape from the police station. See more »

Quotes

Dave: Don't we get a last request?
Eve: What would you like?
Dave: Would you scratch my nose for me?
[Eve scratches his nose with a coin and then kisses him]
Dave: You're a very sick woman.
Eve: Thank you. Mr Karew, what would you you like?
Wally: I suppose a fuck is out of the question.
Eve: I'm afraid so.
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Alternate Versions

In the original version, when Dave (Gene Wilder) impersonates a psychiatrist and asks Wally (Richard Pryor) to tell him the first thing he thinks of, Wally shouts "PUSSY!" In the television version, this is changed to "PASTA!" See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

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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A TIMELESS COMEDY
1 November 2001 | by matija-trostSee all my reviews

Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder are probably one of the best comedy couples around. And this title is probably one of the best they made together. The most of the credit goes here to Richard, who played his part really hilariously.

Anyway, a nice late-eighties comedy, with some great laughs and not so great plot. But hey, who cares about that, when you "smile your pants off".

7 out of 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

See No Evil, Hear No Evil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,098,741, 14 May 1989

Gross USA:

$46,908,987

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,908,987
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Company Credits

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TriStar Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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