A Pryor Engagement

Stir Crazy

In their biggest hit, Pryor and Wilder play two wrongly jailed men who hatch an escape plan.

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USA 1980
Dir Sidney Poitier
With Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown
111min
35mm
Certificate 15
Please note this film contains homophobic language

In their biggest hit, Pryor and Wilder reteam to play an actor-writer duo railroaded into life in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. Directed by Sidney Poitier, Pryor and Wilder are given free rein and let it rip – ricocheting off each other throughout the film as they survive their new life in prison and plot their escape.