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...one can't help but wish that director Sidney Poitier had just let Wilder and Pryor do their thing.
Stir Crazy is a funny comedy starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.
22 years later, and I'm still not laughing.
A comedy classic -- see for yourself.
Harry Monroe: A hundred and twenty five years... Oh God... Oh God... I'll be a hundred and sixty-one when I get out.
"Two jailbirds who just want out of the cage."
I've always passed on watching Stir Crazy because a pairing of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder didn't sound too great to me, but after thinking about it I thought it could be fun. I like Richard Pryor as a comedian a lot and Gene Wilder is a very good, over the top comedic actor. Although Stir Crazy is the duos second project, it's the only one I've seen and I have to say, it was a fun ride.
Skip and Harry are both fired from their jobs in New York on the same day, so they decide to head west to California to try to make it in Hollywood. They don't make it that far though when they stop in a town that Skip's really likes. When they are mistaken for two bank robbers, they are sentenced to 125 years in a maximum security prison. There may be a way out though and it relies on Skip's rodeo skills.
Stir Crazy is nothing to get too excited about, but overall it's a pleasant and funny comedy. I liked both Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder in it, both of whom looked like they were have a good time. Stir Crazy's worth a watch if you're into the two actors.
This has to be the best Wilder and Pryor combo by far, the sequences set at the beginning of their jail time is pure gold, it loses it at the end as the film progresses towards the surprisingly dull escape part of the plot but rest assured the rest of the film is hilarious. Wilder trying not to snap in prison is dynamite, Pryor was never quite as good as Wilder but he holds his own and is the perfect sidekick or foil. Poitier directs well but I don't think you could go wrong with this pair, its pretty their best film I think.
Hilarious movie, a classic starring comedy duo Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. I love it, and I highly recommend it.
Pryor and Wilder, the perfect comedy duo, are funny as ever, mixing Wilder's zany antics, with Pryor's no nonsense form of social awareness. One of their best.
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