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
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The nickname of the group of bank robbers was "The Woodpecker Gang". As Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor dressed up as woodpeckers in this movie, as well as go to prison, there has long being an association of the pair's characters being "jailbirds" in the film, but the two are never actually seen in the jail wearing birdsuits. In fact, Richard Pryor refused to wear the woodpecker costume for the bank scene, so a double was used in the film, but he did wear it for the poster and promotional pictures. See more »
The amount of beer in Harry's glass changes before and after Nancy visits the table. See more »
Who needs Hollywood? I hear they're really nuts out there.
Give me a town like old New York, With lots of trees and clean fresh air, I need a place where love is everywhere, They say I'm Crazy, just a little bit out of whack...
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The original 1999 DVD and the current Blu-Ray by Image Entertainment restores bits of footage absent from previous video versions.(the VHS copies were transferred from a slightly damaged 35mm print of the film and the print damage caused this), during the transition from the prison cafeteria to the activity yard in which after Harry is told by Rory that he killed his stepfather by slapping his hand in which Harry takes his hand and pats it lightly a few times and then a shot of the prison yard before cutting to the various outside activities with the inmates. See more »
Hilarious, although the 'plot' gets in the way of the comedy!
Classic comedy from two of the funniest men in cinema. The film itself is a vehicle for some of the best slapstick in any modern film. The main critism is that the film gets slightly boring towards the end as the comedy is replaced by the plot as both characters attempt a jailbreak. That said however, it is definately worth seeing this film just for the classic scene when Wilder and Prior are convicted of Armed Robbery and sent to the county jail. For the next hour the film is as funny as any I have seen. Classic Stuff!
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