Stir Crazy (1980)

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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.

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Director:

Sidney Poitier

Writer:

Bruce Jay Friedman

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9 January 2008 | whpratt1
7
| Great Comedy
Enjoyed this film starring Gene Wilder, (Skip Donahue) and Richard Pryor, (Harry Monroe) who are arrested and sent to prison for a bank robbery which they did not commit. Skip & Harry are from the East and are sent to a prison in the Western part of the country and they have to face some very difficult situations in the prison and just can't seem to adjust to prison life. One day the warden of the prison finds out that Skip has a great deal of experience in riding broncos in rodeo's and asks him to participate in a Western rodeo which is going to be presented to the prisoners and general public. There is some romance which goes on between a girl named Meredith, (Jo Beth Williams) who is attracted to Skip Donahue and obtains a lawyer for him to be able to investigate this false prison sentence and get him free. There is plenty of action with Skip & Harry trying to run away from bulls who are out to attack them and lots of great comedy.

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Trivia

The lyrics of the woodpecker jingle sung at the bank go: "Oh!, you'll save money! Knock on wood! When you do what a good woodpecker should! Save for a horse or a brand new ranch, when you flock to the Glenboro Savings Branch! You can feather your nest with frills! Fill your garage with Coupe de Villes! Just relax if you have a big bill! What you can do...be a smart bird too! You little pecker, you!"


Quotes

Skip Donahue: 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...


Goofs

When Deputy Wilson wakes Harry and Skip in their cell, he tells them the time is 4:30am. Daylight/Sunlight is shining through the cell window.


Alternate Versions

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.


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Watch Her Dance
Sung by Leroy Gomez
Composed and Produced by
Tom Scott (uncredited)
Lyrics by Rob Preston (uncredited)

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Genres

Comedy | Crime

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