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Stir Crazy (1980)

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Skip Donahue
... Harry Monroe
... Rory Schultebrand
... Meredith
... Jesus Ramirez (as Miguelangel Suarez)
... Deputy Ward Wilson
... Warden Walter Beatty
... Blade
... Warden Henry Sampson
... Len Garber
... Jack Graham
... Grossberger (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
... Guard #1
Karmin Murcelo ... Teresa Ramirez
... Young Man in Hospital
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Storyline

Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a natural talent for riding broncos with the inter-prison rodeo coming up. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Only these two pigeons could dress up as woodpeckers... See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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12 December 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Locos de remate  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,691,886, 14 December 1980, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,300,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Their initiation to prison life is funny because it's also so scary", said Director Sidney Poitier, who returned to movie-making with this movie after a two-year hiatus to write his autobiography. Poitier added: "It's a fulfillment of a fear virtually every law-abiding citizen has experienced. What if through no fault of your own, you are suddenly thrown in the can, surrounded by muggers, murderers, the dregs of society? How do you cope?" See more »

Goofs

Blade changes position before/after the bull chases Harry. He is standing next to the gate before the bull is released, but in front of the number 3 on the next gate after the bull is released. See more »

Quotes

Warden Walter Beatty: You're gonna represent Glenboro prison in the annual Top Hand-competition. Congratulations!
Skip Donahue: Oh! Oh my god! Warden! I can't do that!
Warden Walter Beatty: What in the hell are you talking about...?
Skip Donahue: Well, I should have told you in your office! My mother was a veterinarian! I can't have anything to do with the exploitation of animals, she'd turn over in her grave!
Warden Walter Beatty: I don't believe you heard me correctly. This is very important to me!
Skip Donahue: Important to you? My mother is watching over every step I make! Do you know that my ...
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jr. Walker & the All-Stars (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Crazy
Sung by Gene Wilder
Composed by Michael Masser (uncredited) and Randy Goodrum (uncredited)
Produced by Michael Masser (uncredited)
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short to the point
27 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

Simply put, one of the greatest buddy movies of all time. Pryor and Wilder were great together. At least for their first two movies together. Pryor and Wilder are at their funniest as two guys wrongly convicted of a bank robbery.


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