Arthur Hiller directs Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder and Joan Severance in this comedy where a blind Pryor and deaf Wilder are framed for murder and go on the lam.
So this probably should have stayed a fond memory. I don’t care that it isn’t PC… it just doesn’t work. They have their one joke and it runs out of workable permutations by the 30 minute mark. Pryor looks ill and uncomfortable, Wilder feels a little miscast as the angry grump. The location work is impressive and Joan Severance’s femme fatale looks a million bucks. But you could turn it off after the big inevitable blind man driving car chase and have missed nothing of note.
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