See No Evil, Hear No Evil

D: Arthur Hiller
Columbia Tristar (Marvin Worth)
US 1989
102 mins


W: Earl Barret, Arne Sultan, Eliot Ward, Andrew Kurtzman & Gene Wilder
DP: Victor J. Kemper
Ed: Robert C. Jones
Mus: Stewart Copeland

Richard Pryor (Wally Karew), Gene Wilder (Dave Lyons), Joan Severance (Eve), Kevin Spacey (Kirgo), Alan North (Emile Braddock), Anthony Zerbe (Sutherland)

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor reunite once again for this late 1980's comedy favourite. They play a pair of luckless shop workers who witness a murder, the catch is Gene Wilder's character Dave is deaf and Richard Pryor's character Wally is blind. After detectives suspect the pair of the crime, they become fugitives and go on the run in an attempt to root out the real killers.
Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor do make a great double act and with other actors in the leads, this wouldn't have been such an enjoyable film. The script has some moments of incredulity and gets weaker as the film progresses, especially the final act, but Wilder and Pryor are a riot throughout.

Richard Pryor & Gene Wilder in See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Richard Pryor & Gene Wilder in See No Evil, Hear No Evil