1980 Certificate: 15


Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder double up to doubling-up effect as two innocent drifters wrongly jailed for 120 years in director Sidney Poitier's classic prison comedy. Sent down for a bank robbery they didn't commit but with no alibi, it looks like there's no way out... until they hatch an escape plan during the prison's rodeo. Following the hit train caper Silver Streak, it's another runaway success for comedy's perfect partners in crime.


  • Sidney Poitier


  • Richard Pryor

  • Gene Wilder

  • Jobeth Williams

  • Craig T Nelson

  • Jonathan Banks