R | | Comedy, Crime
Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.
Third of four star teamings of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. The other movies were Stir Crazy (1980), Another You (1991) and Silver Streak (1976). Additionally, both men were involved in Blazing Saddles (1974): Pryor as a co-writer, and Gene as Jim, "The Waco Kid".
Shazaam! Can you hear me?
Dave: Wally! I heard you! I heard your voice!
Wally: Hooray! You can hear me!
Wally: You can hear me!
Dave: No, schmuck, I'm deaf! I'm deaf! Now do you get it?
Wally and Dave's ice cream cones at the end.
On the UK DVD print in the scene where Gene Wilder pretends he is pointing a gun at Joan Severance when she walks out of the shower, the camera seemingly zooms in to a head & shoulders close-up of her. This has obviously been edited for DVD purposes because on the original VHS edition her breasts are clearly seen in the shot. As it was clearly one of the standout scenes in the whole movie it was very apparently missing when the DVD was released.
$7,098,741 (USA) (14 May 1989)