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Sika’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time! 26. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

September 13, 2011

26. See No Evil, Hear No Evil [DVD] (1989)

Plot: A man is murdered. Two men witness it; Wally, a blind man (Richard Pryor) who hears the killer, and Dave, a deaf man (Gene Wilder) who sees her (or actually, just her legs). The police believe they are the killers, but the real killers (Joan Severance and Kevin Spacey) don’t want to take any chances.

Wally and Dave must now work together to stay alive, save themselves and bring the killers to justice.

MURDER! The blind guy couldn’t see it. The deaf guy couldn’t hear it. Now they’re both wanted for it. (poster tagline)

Directed by: Arthur Hiller
Written by: Earl BarretArne SultanEliot WaldAndrew KurtzmanGene Wilder
Length: 103 min
Budget: $18,000,000 (estimated)
Gross Revenue: $46,908,987 (USA)

Favorite Quote:
Wally:
These streets are bumpy.
Dave: You’re driving on the sidewalk!

Review: Gene Wilder is deaf and funny. Richard Pryor is blind and funny. And together that makes for a very funny comedy. One that I’ve seen countless times and know each and every line of dialogue from.

“I thought you let one go!!” Hahaha. Priceless.

Nerdiest Movie Trivia: Gene Wilder went to the NY League for the Hard of Hearing to study for his role, and he was assigned to his future wife, Karen Boyer.

PREVIOUS ON THE LIST: 27. The Commitments (1991)

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One Comment leave one →
  1. September 13, 2011 10:59

    It was very funny and entertaining, but yet not one of my favorites.

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