65. See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor star in See No Evil, Hear No Evil, a comedy crime caper where Wally (Pryor), who is deaf and Dave (Wilder), who is blind team up to take down a murderous mob.

After Dave hires Wally as a clerk at his newsstand, they overcome their initial differences and become buddies who help each other through the limits of their disabilities.  Wally’s bookie shows up to collect a hefty amount of dough and ends up getting shot by a beautiful woman (Joan Severance) who is nearly undetected by Dave and Wally.  The police show up and arrest the two men based on circumstantial evidence.  After a hysterical interrogation by the police, they escape custody and must piece the mystery together to save their good names and take down the mob who framed them, headed by a goofy but ruthless gangster played by a young and mustachioed Kevin Spacey.

The premise of this movie might be absurd, but Wilder and Pryor are the perfect team to pull it off.  Bouncing jokes off each other with ease, there are few comedic duos that could match their collective talent and appeal.  While some moments are completely farfetched and border on ridiculous, See No Evil, Hear No Evil is guaranteed laughter.


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