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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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Trivia

Cinematographer Victor J. Kemper went on to lens Another You (1991). See more »

Goofs

Kirgo's cigarette disappears from his mouth as he's rifling through Scotto's briefcase. See more »

Quotes

Wally: You look fine to me!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

TWILIGHT ZONE THEME
Written by Marius Constant
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Pryor to This there has never been a comedy Wilder
19 January 2004 | by marcusgray100See all my reviews

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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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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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