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Release Date: 1980

DVD Release Date: June 29th, 1999

R|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
With a jailbreak offering them their only way out, a despondent duo rack their brains to figure out a foolproof plan. Fortuitously, one of them discovers an unexpected talent as a rodeo rider, and an escape plan begins to take shape at the annual prisoners' rodeo.

Cast: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams, Miguelangelo Suarez, Craig T. Nelson, Barry Corbin, Erland van Lidth

Director: Sidney Poitier

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Director Sidney Poitier’s chief role seems to be providing enough space for Pryor and Wilder to do their schtick without going too far afield from the scant storyline show more

  • Just as the promising parody of prison films begins to catch fire, Friedman and Poitier douse it with a bucketful of realism. [13 Dec 1980]

  • It's strange about Stir Crazy. We go in with big expectations, and we laugh so much at the beginning that we're ready for the movie to launch itself as a hit. And then it all goes flat and we come out disappointed. show more

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