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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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Taglines:

MURDER! The blind guy couldn't see it. The deaf guy couldn't hear it. Now they're both wanted for it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ciegos, sordos y locos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,098,741, 14 May 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$46,908,987
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Third of four star teamings of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. The other movies were Stir Crazy (1980), Another You (1991) and Silver Streak (1976). Additionally, both men were involved in Blazing Saddles (1974): Pryor as a co-writer, and Gene as Jim, "The Waco Kid". See more »

Goofs

Dave responds to much of Wally's and other people's conversations throughout the film without looking at his lips. For Dave being deaf, this would be impossible. Examples are when Dave are looking into the binoculars and at the hotel front desk looking down at his sign-in sheet. See more »

Quotes

Dave: Who are you talking to?
Wally: I'm talking to you, you prick.
Dave: Why don't you look me in the eye and say that?
Wally: I would if I could but I can't, I'm blind.
Dave: You're blind?
Wally: Yes I'm blind, what are you, fucking deaf?
Dave: Yes, I'm fucking deaf!
Wally: You're really deaf?
Dave: I'm really deaf.
Wally: Then how do you know what I'm saying?
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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

Remade as Eka Peksha Ek (1990) See more »

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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Underrated comedy
4 June 2003 | by SmoothpantsSee all my reviews

This pairing of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, while not "Silver Streak" and not the first half of "Stir Crazy", is still an amusing comedy with some absolutely hilarious moments. I mean, let's face it...the second half of Stir Crazy is as boring as it gets. This film lags in spots, but the chemistry of Pryor and Wilder does satisfy. Stay away from "Another You" (as I did). I figured that this film was as good as we were going to get from Pryor and Wilder. Was I right? I dunno. I stayed away from "Another You".


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