Stir Crazy

An essentially empty script is made palatable by Richard Pryor's ability to be funnier than his material. Pryor and Gene Wilder are two losers from New York who decide to drive to California to change their luck. Along the way they stop in a small town and take a job requiring them to wear woodpecker costumes. When two crooks don identical outfits and rob...read more

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Richard Pryor

R.P., R.I.P.

Comedy legend Richard Pryor died of a heart attack Saturday morning at a Los Angeles hospital, the Associated Press reports. The ground-breaking comic and actor was 65 and had been ill with multiple sclerosis (MS), a degenerative disease of the nervo… Read more

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Stir Crazy - Official Trailer
01:29 — Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor play down-on-their-luck friends who are given 125-year prison sentences after being framed for a bank robbery.
(Movie Clip) I Hope You Had Fun!
Tail end of the credits and vignettes introducing the hero buddies, Richard Pryor as Harry, who's really an actor, and Gene Wilder as Skip, a writer, (more…)
(Movie Clip) Our Lucky Town
Fleeing New York for Hollywood, out-of-work actor Harry (Richard Pryor) and writer Skip (Gene Wilder) improvise when their van breaks down in a Wester (more…)
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01:30 — Trailer for Stir Crazy. Skip and Harry are framed for a bank robbery and end up in a western prison. The two eastern boys are having difficulty adjust (more…)

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  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: R
  • Review: An essentially empty script is made palatable by Richard Pryor's ability to be funnier than his material. Pryor and Gene Wilder are two losers from New York who decide to drive to California to change their luck. Along the way they stop in a small town and… (more)

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