Stir Crazy [DVD] [1980]

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  • Release Date: 12/07/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (137 out of 139)

Synopsis


Stir Crazy
After the excellent audience response to their teaming in Silver Streak, Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor reunited for this zany comedy. Wilder and Pryor play a couple of out-of-work numbskulls who take a promotional job that requires them to dress up like gigantic woodpeckers. Unfortunately, a pair of thieves, likewise decked out in woodpecker suits, pull off a bank job not long after Wilder and Pryor make their first public appearance. The boys are arrested and sentenced to 120 years each (at this point, we know we're not dealing with real life). After a concerted (and hilarious) effort to make the best of things "in stir," Wilder and Pryor break out of jail, hoping to track down the genuine thieves. The mess never really works itself out, suggesting that perhaps the stars had a Stir Crazy II lurking in the recesses of their minds. Written by Bruce Jay Friedman and directed by Sidney Poitier, it never did spawn a sequel, though a TV series spin-off, starring Larry Riley and Joseph Guzaldo, briefly surfaced in 1986. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Gene Wilder
    Gene Wilder - Skip Donahoe
  • Richard Pryor
    Richard Pryor - Harry Monroe
  • JoBeth Williams
    JoBeth Williams - Meredith
  • Georg Stanford Brown
    Georg Stanford Brown - Rory Schultebrand
  • Craig T. Nelson
    Craig T. Nelson - Deputy Ward Wilson



Overall customer rating

4.6
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pryor and Wilder - Great COmedy Team

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    Colf
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    The follow up to the excellent Silver Streak - Stir Crazy is excellent and features Pryor in a much more prominent role. For those in the know Pryor was actually supposed to co-star in Blazing Saddles with Wilder but that didn't work out for whatever reason. They followed this up with See no Evil Hear No Evil which was also excellent. I aven't seen it in years but the last WIlder/Pryorfilm was a disapointment if I remember correctly.... interestingly enough it was the last starring film role for both stars

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Funny movie, enjoyable.

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    Prometheus71
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    This was a great movie when it came out, Gene Wilder is just funny, and Richard Pryor just adds to the hilarity. Both actors have a great chmestery together. Their best work together was the movie Silver Streak, that is a 5 out of 5. This movie is up there as a good one, but doesn't really pull the trigger as great. But very enjoyable, and there are some very funny moments. I recommend it.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not As Good As SILVER STREAK...

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    MovieObsessed
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    The pairing of Wilder and Pryor in Sliver Streak was awesome and their next paring was not as good but still a fun movie - with a lot to laugh at. Their next pairing in See No Evil...Hear No Evil sounds like the plot would be fun but it wasn't. I liked this movie enough to buy it on Blu when I already had it on DVD - but of course the price made it an easy purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two Jail-birds bent on Fleeing the Coup

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    Deanabear
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    Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor pair up again for another classic crazy adventure. This farce finds the duo in jail for a robbery they didn't commit. The plot entails the antics they have to go through to outwit the warden, guards and fellow prisoners, even as far as winding up in a prison rodeo. This is over the top comic fun from start to finish.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic Comedy!

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    JackIndiana1966
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    One of the classic high-concept comedies of the 1980s. It was always a a blast to watch Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor together at play. This movie is just as funny now as it was when I first saw it during Christmas vacation from school in 1980. A classic that more than holds up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Wilder Pryor Comedy

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    SaulYall
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    Stir Crazy is the best of the four comedies Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor have made. It's a prison comedy, an anti- authority comedy and a buddy picture. It begins to take its plot a little too seriously toward the end but the laughs are there most of the way

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    S3Burton
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    Definitely a classic movie from the 80's. For a movie about 2 guys trying to escape from prison for crimes they did not commit, it feels original and unique for a premise that has otherwise been done before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stir Crazy.

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    Apollo
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    This is one of the best picture that both actors made together. I saw it a long time ago and had to get when it was especially on sale. It will be part of my Library collection. They were soooooo funny together.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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