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 prison numbers of jailbirds Skip (Gene Wilder) and Harry (Richard Pryor) were 65984 and 65985 respectively. The length of Skip and Harry's prison sentence was one hundred twenty-five years.
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...
Caesar Geronimo is wearing a black hat when riding the bronco, a light colored hat when riding tornado and a black hat when running the "Hard Money" event.
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)
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