Stir Crazy

Stir Crazy

Director: Sidney Poitier Cast: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, JoBeth Williams

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/07/2010
UPC: 0014381689921
Original Release: 1980
Rating: R
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 2,990

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Wilder Skip Donahoe
Richard Pryor Harry Monroe
JoBeth Williams Meredith
Georg Stanford Brown Rory Schultebrand
Craig T. Nelson Deputy Ward Wilson
Miguel Angel Suarez Jesus Ramirez
Barry Corbin Warden Walter Beatty
Charles Weldon Blade
Nicolas Coster Warden Henry Sampson
Joel Brooks Len Garber
Jonathan Banks Jack Graham
Erland Van Lidth Grossberger
Lewis van Bergen Guard
Lee Purcell Susan
Toni Howard Actor
Pamela Poitier Cook's Helper
Lynn Stalmaster Actor
Karmin Murcelo Theresa Ramirez
Franklyn Ajaye Young Man in Hospital
Estelle Omens Mrs. R.H. Broache
Peter Looney Kicker #1
Cedrick Hardman Big Mean
Johnson Guard #2
Henry Kingi Ramon
Herman Poppe Alex
Luis Avalos Chico
Esther Sutherland Sissie
Rod McCary Minister
Claudia Cron Joy
Bill Bailey Announcer
Donna Kei Benz Nancy
Alvin Ing Korean Doctor
Thomas Moore Judge
Danna Hansen Mrs. Sampson
Gwen van Dam Mrs. Beatty
Herb Armstrong County Jail Guard
Herbert Hirschman Man at Dinner Party
Don Circle Bank Teller
Madison Arnold Guard #3
Micky Jones Guard #8
Essex Smith Blade's Friend
Billy Beck Flycatching Prisoner
Grand L. Bush Big Mean's Sidekick
James Oscar Lee Kicker #2

Technical Credits
Sidney Poitier Director
Glenn Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Patricia Edwards Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Jay Friedman Screenwriter
Douglas Higgins Production Designer
Harry Keller Editor
Michael Masser Score Composer
Mickey McCardle Production Designer
Daniel McCauley Asst. Director
Arthur Jeph Parker Set Decoration/Design
Scott Salmon Choreography
Fred Schuler Cinematographer
Tom Scott Score Composer
Alfred Sweeney Production Designer
Melville Tucker Executive Producer
Hannah Weinstein Producer

Scene Index

Scene Selections
0. Scene Selections
0. Menu Group #1 with 28 chapter(s) covering 01:50:58
1. Start. [2:41]
2. "It Ain't Oregano." [3:27]
3. Playwright Detective. [:37]
4. "Do You Get Much?" [3:00]
5. A Delicate Situation. [6:07]
6. The Whistle Stop. [2:50]
7. Promotion Idea. [1:08]
8. The Woodpecker Gang. [2:12]
9. "We Bad." [6:56]
10. 125-Year Sentence. [1:54]
11. Glenboro State Prison. [4:35]
12. "No More Hitting!" [2:09]
13. Grossberger. [5:20]
14. The Bull. [5:59]
15. Rodeo Lowdown. [3:52]
16. Escape Plan. [3:24]
17. Paying Their Debt. [3:51]
18. Back Problem Cure. [1:00]
19. Solitary. [:34]
20. New Roommate. [2:09]
21. Meredith. [3:27]
22. Jewel Robbery. [10:03]
23. A Place In The Sun. [1:37]
24. Cell Sing-A-Long. [7:50]
25. Top Hand Competition. [10:53]
26. Hard Money Event. [4:46]
27. The Great Escape. [3:27]
28. "We're Free!" [4:55]
1. Start [2:41]
2. "It Ain't Oregano." [3:27]
3. Playwright Detective [:37]
4. "Do You Get Much?" [3:00]
5. A Delicate Situation [6:07]
6. The Whistle Stop [2:50]
7. Promotion Idea [1:08]
8. The Woodpecker Gang [2:12]
9. "We Bad." [6:56]
10. 125-Year Sentence [1:54]
11. Glenboro State Prison [4:35]
12. "No More Hitting!" [2:09]
13. Grossberger [5:20]
14. The Bull [5:59]
15. Rodeo Lowdown [3:52]
16. Escape Plan [3:24]
17. Paying Their Debt [3:51]
18. Back Problem Cure [1:00]
19. Solitary [:34]
20. New Roommate [2:09]
21. Meredith [3:27]
22. Jewel Robbery [10:03]
23. A Place In The Sun [1:37]
24. Cell Sing-A-Long [7:50]
25. Top Hand Competition [10:53]
26. Hard Money Event [4:46]
27. The Great Escape [3:27]
28. "We're Free!" [4:55]

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Stir Crazy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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J-Ville More than 1 year ago
The original king of profane comedy had a wonderful performance with his side kick Willy Wonka. (Gene Wilder) Best comedy team ever! Great for an enormous amount of laughs!