As a comedy duo Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor made 4 films together and Stir Crazy was the second, a comedy about two best friends down on their luck. While traveling to California to make a new life for themselves they are mistaken for bank robbers and sentenced to 120 years in prison. While incarcerated they act like nut jobs and initiate a complex escape plan. Its a very funny film and these two guys are so great together. Both have such a unique brand of humour and both thrive on improvisation. I would love to see out-takes from the movie because it defies logic that anyone could get through some of these scenes without fits of laughter. I've enjoyed all 4 of their films but Stir Crazy is probably the best. It does run out of steam midway through but manages to pick itself up for a triumphant finale. Sidney Poitier directed it and he clearly understood what made Pryor and Wilder tick because he exploits their talents wonderfully. A very funny film for sure.