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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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Grossberger (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
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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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Two jailbirds who just want out of the cage. 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

One of five movies where Gene Wilder played a man wrongly accused of committing a crime. The others being Silver Streak (1976), The Frisco Kid (1979), Hanky Panky (1982), and See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989). See more »

Goofs

Caesar Geronimo is wearing a black hat when riding the bronco, a light colored hat when riding tornado and a black hat when running the "Hard Money" event. See more »

Quotes

Big Mean: What's the charge?
Harry Monroe: Innocent.
Big Mean: Ain't we all?
Harry Monroe: Bank robbery?
Big Mean: Oh, shit.
Harry Monroe: Ooooh, shit!
Big Mean: You can kiss the baby.
Harry Monroe: Kiss the baby?
Skip Donahue: [to Big Mean] What baby is that sir?
Big Mean: Ask your lawyer.
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References A Place in the Sun (1951) See more »

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Love
Sung by Randy Goodrum
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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