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Stir Crazy [DVD] (1980)
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VINE VOICEon 20 April 2016
Skip and Harry get a job dressed as woodpeckers to promote a bank. On their lunch break their costumes get stolen and the bank gets robbed and they both get sent to jail for the crime. Surprisingly directed by Sidney Poitier, this is the 2nd of 4 films that Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor did together. An absolutely nutty and hilarious comedy, this sees Wilder and Pryor do a great double act as probably the two unluckiest men in America as they fight to survive in a corrupt American jail. Surprising that Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor only did 4 films together due to their great chemistry together but this is one of the great American comedy films.
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on 2 May 2018
Rather disappointed in this film as the reviews were generally good and excerpts I had seen were funny.
There are quite long gaps between laughs and some jokes are overplayed.
Sidney Poitier directed it and perhaps he works better in front of the camera.
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on 2 July 2015
Classic comedy. Purchased for a loved one, she had never seen it!!!!!!!!!. She says the quality was good as it gets, considering its a DVD and a very old film. She was disappointed with the lack of extra's on the disc. In this day and age, all DVD/Blu-rays are expected to be packed with extra features.
Had it on VHS cassette myself, probably wore it out long before I scrapped the VHS recorder. Will definitely be buying it again eventually on Blu-ray! It's that damn good though
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on 6 March 2018
Of the several Pryor & Wilder joint efforts this one is undoubtedly the best even though it runs out of steam around two-thirds of the way through. Something of a gem even so.
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on 31 December 2008

This is truly a CLASSIC in all senses of the word!
Pryor and Wilder are outstanding in their roles as hapless
friends who have the worst luck. Follow them as they get caught up
in a caper and are wrongfully imprisoned in one of the hardest jails
there is.

The laughs generated from this film will never stop, all ages will enjoy this movie, there are a couple of parts which warrant the 15 rating but the humour is overwhelming. The main reason is the use of colourful language throughout, but it is all done in 'the best possible' taste!

Hilarious caper which immortalised both Pryor and Wilder as all time Comedy Kings!
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on 23 February 2018
Great comedy about two jailbirds wrongly imprisoned - these guys were superb together - check out also See no Evil, Hear no Evil.
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on 23 April 2018
These two comics are genuis together! If you're a fan of theirs then this should go great with your collection.
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on 3 April 2009
This rather quirky film about two 'clowns' who end up in a penitentiary for a crime they didn't commit is one of the funniest and sweetest I think I've ever seen and I think GENE Wilder comes over as a very sweet, innocent character who thinks the best of everyone in a hard world. Seems he can be right as goodies overcome the worst of the prison system and 'bad' people are revealed to be not just the prisonners but their keepers.
I love this film, but it's a taste thing.... I have sat with people who didn't find it in least bit funny... beware
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on 3 April 2017
Great film enjoyed it very much found it very entertaining, it arrived before the stated date and was wrapped in bubble and placed in a good sealed bag.
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on 6 February 2014
Watched this great comedy over-multiple times - still makes me laugh out Loud moments. The combination of the brilliant Wilder/Pryor duo has to this very day very had to compare/contrast and endlessly debate over. All their early films are sublime. Great scripts, amazing comedic performances and madcap zany comedy action.'Nuff Said.
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