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>
There are 2 versions of this movie that only differ in their aspect ratios. The proper theatrical aspect ratio of the film is 1:85: 1. However, when it was broadcast on TV in the 90s in many countries, the version shown was 1:33: 1, adapted to the TV screen format of that time. This means that, in this TV version, picture was lost on the left and right side of the image but it was gained at the top and bottom of the screen, and this is the version that was also released on VHS at that time. There is a famous shower scene about 1 hour and 11 minutes into the movie, which is probably the most conspicuously affected by this change of format. In the 1:85: 1 version of this scene, the actress' breasts are not visible, while in the 1:33: 1 VHS/TV version, we can see her naked upper torso, including her nipples. See more »
Pryor to This there has never been a comedy Wilder
I love this movie and I love Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. On the face of it they're both so utterly unfunny that they come full circle on the crapometer right back round to funny. You have to hand it to them. These guys have made several films together, all of which are arguably quite rubbish, yet I always wizz myself laughing whenever I watch any of them. By the way, for all you Wilder/Pryor slapstick-duo film fan freaks out there, I stole that amazingly funny quote in my summary from the back of the Stir Crazy box. So sue me if I want to use the best line I've ever read on the back of a video box ever, anywhere in the whole wide world. You know, you should always judge a film by it's cover, and even more so by the description on the back. How could you not fall over, doubled-up in uncontrollable fits of laughter, face contorting, body spasming in the video store when you see Pryor/Wilder on the front cover of a video, one pretending he can't see, the other pretending he can't hear. Then you read the back cover and you nearly die laughing before you reach the counter due to the over-use of words such as, crazy, zany, nuts, wacko, crackers, mad-cap, caper, loony, escapades, hilarious, romp etc. etc. I mean, if you've ever seen this film, you'll know what a total load of lies that is, but they're real funny lies. All this and you have not even left the video store. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but any film that has normal, well adjusted members of the film watching community thrashing about on the floor of a video store, really should have cleaned up at the oscars. Ok, so I exaggerate. Or do I. Come on then. Lets hear some Pryor/ Wilder collaboration appreciation.
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