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 film has been memorable for being the one where Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor wear woodpecker suits. Burt Reynolds did the same in Stroker Ace (1983), though that movie was not a hit like this film was.
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...
The chair with Skip's coat on it changes position between shots. When Skip returns from speaking to the 2 fighting men, the chair has moved away from the table.
The original 1999 DVD and the current Blu-Ray by Image Entertainment restores bits of footage absent from previous video versions.(the VHS copies were transferred from a slightly damaged 35mm print of the film and the print damage caused this), during the transition from the prison cafeteria to the activity yard in which after Harry is told by Rory that he killed his stepfather by slapping his hand in which Harry takes his hand and pats it lightly a few times and then a shot of the prison yard before cutting to the various outside activities with the inmates.
$8,691,886 (USA) (14 December 1980)