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See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

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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.

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Arthur Hiller

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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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One's blind. The other's deaf. The girl's a killer. And they're in it over their heads. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

With its dead body murder plot and villainous crime characters, the movie returned Director Arthur Hiller, Gene Wilder, and Richard Pryor to the suspense-adventure-comedy genre that had made Silver Streak (1976) a success. See more »

Goofs

When Dave and Wally attempt to check into the hotel posing as the international doctors, the desk clerk didn't check ID which all hotels do. See more »

Quotes

Wally: These streets are bumpy.
Dave: You're driving on the sidewalk!
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Alternate Versions

On the UK DVD print in the scene where pretends he is pointing a gun at when she walks out of the shower, the camera seemingly zooms in to a head & shoulders close-up of her. This has obviously been edited for DVD purposes because on the original VHS edition her breasts are clearly seen in the shot. As it was clearly one of the standout scenes in the whole movie it was very apparently missing when the DVD was released. 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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Richard Pryor is simply the best... better than all the rest!
11 December 2005 | by Cinema_LoveSee all my reviews

Unfortunetely, I watch this movie two days before Richard Pryor dies from an heart attack, he was such a wonderful actor. The teacher of many black actors of nowadays including Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes and Chris Rock. As for the movie, it's the kind of comedy you want to watch every time you watch a comedy. You see? I don't! You hear? I don't!! That's two man, Richard Pryor as the blind guy (perfect choice by the way) and one of his best friends of all time, the talented Gene Wilder, who make the guy who can't hear. So he follow the words on the mouths of people. The plot is yet simple but effective. The beautiful Joan Severance and a unknown Kevin Spacey at that time make the villains in this movie. They are so credible, that you believe them. So I would say one thing about this movie and it's MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! You have 2 talented actors and you don't even care about the script anymore because they are so talented than they can make look good any movie they are involved to. Here, we have a good storyline, so it helps even more. You laugh about all the time even when you think ''It's too stupid to make this'', yeap, but you laugh because you are watching one of the best comedies of all times. The writing stuff is genius, they make this movie and probably at that time, it was another movie like this, but as of today, it has become a cult classic for every Richard Pryor fans! Thank you Richard for everything!


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