See No Evil, Hear No Evil

1989

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Critics Consensus

A film whose title offers words to live by as well as a warning, See No Evil, Hear No Evil proves that even a brilliant comedy duo can team up for an unfunny dud.

28%

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Total Count: 29

72%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 47,872
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Movie Info

The third pairing of comic actors Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder was much less successful than their previous team-ups, Silver Streak(1976) and Stir Crazy (1980). Wilder plays Dave, the deaf proprietor of a newsstand and employer of blind gambler Wally (Pryor). When Wally's bookie is shot and killed at the stand, Dave and Wally are arrested for the crime. Since the deaf Dave had his back turned and didn't see the crime, while the blind Wally only heard it, the clues they have to offer the police are slim -- Dave's glimpse of a shapely leg and Wally's whiff of a perfume called Shalimar. It turns out the dead man was in possession of a coin that he dropped into Dave's tip box, which Wally is now carrying. The coin contains a valuable microchip sought by crime baron Sutherland (Anthony Zerbe), for whom hired killer Eve (Joan Severance) and her British partner, Kirgo (Kevin Spacey), are working. Posing as lawyers, Eve and Kirgo spring Dave and Wally from jail, leading to a series of misadventures as the coin changes hands and the two sensory-challenged pals attempt to learn who has framed them and why.

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Cast

Alan North
as Capt. Braddock
Anthony Zerbe
as Sutherland
Hardy Rawls
as Beefy Tourist
Audrie J. Neenan
as Policewoman/Marilyn
Lauren Tom
as Mitzie
Bernie McInerney
as Dr. Cornfield
Keith Langsdale
as Male Doctor
Jamie de Roy
as Female Doctor
Mary Kay Adams
as Dr. Bennett
Alan Pottinger
as Parking Attendant
Bill Luhrs
as Herman
Lisby Larson
as Reporter
Doug Yasuda
as Prof. Kasuda
James Pyduck
as Businessman
Thom Curley
as Laundry Van Driver
John Ring
as Teller
George 'Buck' Flower
as Security Guard
Phil Goodbody
as Blind Man
George Harris
as Bartender
Joe Viviani
as Fingerprint Cop
Alice Spivak
as Dispatcher
Shiek Mahmud-Bey
as Walkie-Talkie Cop
Joel Sweto
as Cabbie
Pirie MacDonald
as Lodge Tourist
Harry Madsen
as Cop with Bullhorn
Tom Kubiak
as Plainclothes Cop
Cynthia Lopez
as Puerto Rican Woman
Mark Smaltz
as Policeman
Rico Elias
as Policeman
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Critic Reviews for See No Evil, Hear No Evil

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Audience Reviews for See No Evil, Hear No Evil

  • Mar 03, 2013
    Pretty funny in places, The story was good and I don't think its been done before, Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder both play their parts well which is why the film is as good as it is.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2012
    See No Evil, Hear No Evil is arguably the best of the Pryor/Wilder comedies. Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder team up once again to deliver another outlandish comedy; when a deaf man and a blind man are arrested for a crime that they didn't comment, they must team up and find the criminals in order to prove their innocence. The comedy here is just hilarious; Pryor and Wilder are in top form and seamlessly play off each other. See No Evil, Hear No Evil is a fun and hilarious film that extremely entertaining.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 10, 2012
    Not the best film ever, have a lot of mistakes, but still, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, is a funny and entretaining comedy. Fresh.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2012
    In one of the most underrated crime comides Pryor an Wilder team up for another great comedy. I laughed just as much as I did in Stir Crazy and they had no holes in the movie and it genuinely felt like it was a blind man and a deaf man. Don't listen to the critics on this one, this was a great movie
    Daniel D Super Reviewer

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