Hanky Panky (1982)

PG   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime

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Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.

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  • Gene Wilder in Hanky Panky (1982)
  • Gene Wilder and Sidney Poitier in Hanky Panky (1982)
  • Kathleen Quinlan and Gene Wilder in Hanky Panky (1982)
  • Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner in Hanky Panky (1982)
  • Hanky Panky (1982)
  • Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner in Hanky Panky (1982)

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16 November 1999 | Soledad-2
A wonderful movie
This is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner are unique. I really enjoyed the movie and recommend it to everyone. If, after watching Hanky Panky, you think it was worth it, please don't forget to watch See No Evil Hear No Evil and Silver Streak, which are two other wonderful movies with Gene Wilder.

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Did You Know?


The December 16, 1980 edition of "The Hollywood Reporter" announced that this movie would reunite Gene Wilder and Producer Martin Ransohoff, who had collaborated on Silver Streak (1976).


Michael Jordon: I knew this would happen! I dreamt about this all my life!
Kate Hellman: Get ahold of yourself.
Michael Jordon: Since I was a little boy, I dreamt this was gonna happen to me!
Kate Hellman: Just get ahold of...
Michael Jordon: Wait a minute. Ask Mr. Puckett: do I bring it in nose first or tail first?
Kate Hellman: Michael...


When Michael steals a jeep from the secret defense facility and trades it for another vehicle, the number on the hood of the jeep he stole is different than the number on the jeep he trades.

Crazy Credits

The main cast is identified at the end with a brief scene in which they were involved that freezes as the actor and character name is shown, except for Richard Widmark, who is credited over the scene of the exploding helicopter.

Alternate Versions

In a deleted scene, while trying to get out of New York, Kate has Michael dressed up & disguised as an old woman when they are stopped by a cop on the street. The cop asks Kate if the red car parked next to the sidewalk is her car. He looks at Michael, who dressed as the old woman & says to him "Well, why aren't you saying anything?". Kate tells the cop "Oh, my aunt here is a deaf mute". Michael mistakenly keeps noting his head. The cop asks "How come she can hear what I'm saying?". Kate quickly replies "She can't but she can read lips", Michael nods his head again. Some parts of this deleted scene were shown in the trailer to the movie.


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Action | Comedy | Crime | Mystery | Thriller

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