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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

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Earl Barret (story), Arne Sultan (story) | 6 more credits »
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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:

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Trivia

Gene Wilder almost wasn't in this movie. Per his autobiography, he turned the script down twice (due to its treatment of the deaf and the blind). He intended to do the same when offered it a third time, but his agent talked him into meeting with TriStar Pictures (the studio behind the film). The TriStar people asked Gene to re-write the script for him and Richard Pryor, which he agreed to do. See more »

Goofs

Wally and Dave's ice cream cones at the end. See more »

Quotes

Medical Conference Attendee: [Addressing Wally, who is impersonating a Swedish gynecologist] Which exercise would you find most beneficial to geriatric sexuality?
Wally: [faking a Swedish accent] Oh, boy. Well, some of my patients prefer walking, some prefer bicycling. But for best results, to guarantee satisfaction, most of them like fucking. You know, poonta-poonta-poonta. I like it myself, you know. One in the morning, and late at night.
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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

References The Twilight Zone (1959) 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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Good Fun
17 May 2000 | by benny-62See all my reviews

Not quite as good as Silver Streak and Stir Crazy but this Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor outing never fails in putting a big smile on my face.Seen it loads of times now and it's as funny as the first time, brilliant stuff.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

See No Evil, Hear No Evil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,098,741, 14 May 1989

Gross USA:

$46,908,987

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,908,987
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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