Stir Crazy

87
  • R
  • Genre(s): Crime Comedy
  • Release year: 1980
  • Running time: 111 min
One of the looniest pictures to come along in some time! STIR CRAZY teams two of the most brilliant and zany comic performers today: Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. Skip (Wilder) and Harry (Pryor) have both been fired from their jobs, so they take off... read more
Available to stream, rent, or purchase on:

One of the looniest pictures to come along in some time! STIR CRAZY teams two of the most brilliant and zany comic performers today: Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. Skip (Wilder) and Harry (Pryor) have both been fired from their jobs, so they take off in their van for California to seek fame and fortune, but somewhere along the way the van conks out and they're broke and...well, they have to eat, right? So they land a gig as singing and dancing woodpeckers to promote a bank opening. When two bank robbers steal their costumes and stick up the bank, guess who gets the blame? Skip and Harry are carted off to the state pen for 125 years. They try to keep their sanity and their lives amidst: a sadistic warden, a hulking mass-murderer and an inter-prison rodeo - all with great hilarity.

Original Release

12/12/1980

Links

Cast

Craig T. Nelson Deputy Ward Wilson
Gene Wilder Skip Donahue
JoBeth Williams Meredith
Richard Pryor Harry Monroe
Georg Stanford Brown Rory Schultebrand
Miguel Angel Suarez Jesus Ramirez (as Miguelangel Suarez)
Barry Corbin Warden Walter Beatty
Charles Weldon Blade
Erland van Lidth Grossberger (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
Nicolas Coster Warden Henry Sampson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Sidney Poitier

Writers

Bruce Jay Friedman, Charles Blackwell

Cast

Craig T. Nelson Deputy Ward Wilson
Gene Wilder Skip Donahue
JoBeth Williams Meredith
Richard Pryor Harry Monroe
Georg Stanford Brown Rory Schultebrand
Miguel Angel Suarez Jesus Ramirez (as Miguelangel Suarez)
Barry Corbin Warden Walter Beatty
Charles Weldon Blade
Erland van Lidth Grossberger (as Erland Van Lidth De Jeude)
Nicolas Coster Warden Henry Sampson
Estelle Omens Mrs. R.H. Broache
Cedrick Hardman Big Mean
Franklyn Ajaye Young Man in Hospital
Grand L. Bush Big Mean's Sidekick (as Grand Bush)
Mickey Jones Guard #8
Lee Purcell Susan
Tony Burton Guy who Punches Big Mean
Jim Henry Rodeo Cowboy
John Richard Petersen Rodeo Spectator
Al Silvani Inmate

Producers

Editors

Harry Keller

Ouch! Looks like something broke. Try reloading this page. 🗙