R | | Comedy, Crime
Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.
The picture grossed $101.3 million at the box office in the U.S., making it the third highest grossing movie of 1980, behind 9 to 5 (1980) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
Who needs Hollywood? I hear they're really nuts out there.
Skip Donahue: Give me a town like old New York, With lots of trees and clean fresh air, I need a place where love is everywhere, They say I'm Crazy, just a little bit out of whack...
When Skip first finds Grossberger in his cell, Harry is stuck between him and the bunk bed, pleading with Skip. At the end of that scene, Erland van Lidth finally starts cracking up and smiles at Richard Pryor's antics.
A piece of music in the scene where Skip and Harry make their getaway and notice Len and Meredith coming towards them was heard on the theatrical and video version, but not the 1999 DVD. It's restored on the Blu-Ray by Image Entertainment.
$8,691,886 14 December 1980