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Stir Crazy 1980 123movies

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Two jailbirds who just want out of the cage.Dec. 12, 1980111 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjusting to the new life until the warden finds that Skip has a natural talent for riding broncos with the inter-prison rodeo coming up.
Plot: New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe have no jobs and no prospects, so they decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, landing jobs wearing woodpecker costumes to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a bank robbery, they no longer have to worry about employment—they’re sent to prison.
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a very funny film
“Thats right,thats right we baaaad…..”. That line was probably the most famous that Richard Pryor ever uttered on screen. He and Gene Wilder made a great “buddy” team just like Newman and Redford…only they are a helluva lot funnier! This was one film that critics hated but audiences loved. Wilder’s “nice guy” is a perfect match for Pryor’s wisecracking. This film has a fine supporting cast as well, George Stanford Brown (although his portrayal of a gay inmate may not seem “politically correct” today, he is hilariously “swishy” though!) Jobeth Williams, Barry Corbin (as the corrupt warden)and Craig T. Nelson (before he became a “Coach”). Sidney Poitier does a wonderful job of directing these two comedy legends I might add. The prison escape in the end kept me on the edge of my seat. I liked Skip and Harry so much that I was just rooting for them all the way! Pryor was burned shortly after this film was completed.
Review By: dtucker86 Rating: Date: 2003-10-26
A hundred and twenty five years… Oh God, Oh God… Ill be a hundred and sixty one when I get out.
Stir Crazy is directed by Sidney Poitier and written by Bruce Jay Friedman. It stars Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Miguel Angel Suarez, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams and Erland Van Lidth. Plot has Pryor and Wilder as two care free New York buddies who after getting fired from their jobs decide to make their way to Hollywood in search of better fortunes. However, after taking up a gig as promotional woodpeckers for a bank’s advertisement drive, they find themselves framed for robbing the bank and sentenced to 125 years each in prison ..

The second pairing of Wilder and Pryor proves to be the best of their output on film. With their chemistry skin tight, film is full of laughs until a big slow down for the last third when the inevitable attempt at a prison break out occurs. Poitier’s direction isn’t up to anything other than correctly letting his two lead stars strut their stuff. But along with writer Friedman, he has to be accountable for letting the comedy dry up as the film chooses tension over humour which undoubtedly doesn’t sit at all right. Still, the first hour is a joy ride, particularly once the guys land in prison, here the comedy reaches its peak and the contrast of the two characters played by Wilder and Pryor really mines the set-up for all is worth. Wilder is oblivious to the hazards of prison life, Pryor is street savvy and fully aware of the perils around every brick walled corner.

Naturally there’s a hope on the horizon, which here comes in the form of Rodeo skills, this too brings the laughs, as does the number of prison characters that join in the plot. Notably Van Lidth’s monstrous, and monstrously funny, Grossberger. Yes it’s a roll call of prison stereotypes, from the top where the morally dubious Warden (Barry Corbin) sits, down to the cons where gays, bullies and gate happy loonies reside. With that, some of it now seems twee and badly out of date. So much so it’s a film that is unlikely to garner a new and appreciative audience. However, those who were enamoured and found themselves laughing heartily with it back in the early 80s, should find that like myself, it holds up real well. Kind of like an old friend you call on when you need a pick me up. Hardly a superior comedy classic, then, but a film that rewards its fans on each subsequent revisit. 7/10

Review By: hitchcockthelegend Rating: 8 Date: 2011-11-19

Other Information:

Original Title Stir Crazy
Release Date 1980-12-12
Release Year 1980

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min), 1 hr 44 min (104 min) (theatrical cut) (Portugal)
Budget 0
Revenue 101300000
Status Released
Rated R
Genre Comedy, Crime
Director Sidney Poitier
Writer Bruce Jay Friedman
Actors Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams
Country USA
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Columbia Pictures Corporation
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,050 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Stir Crazy 1980 123movies
Original title Stir Crazy
TMDb Rating 6.6 278 votes

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