STIR CRAZY (Movie)
Skip and Harry, two down-and-outers, are framed and imprisoned for bank robbery. They devise an escape plan involving a prison rodeo.
Hes mean, with a very nasty smile at the thought of damage to Skip. Has a western accent, and chews a toothpick. He gets punched in the jaw, and collapses beautifully.
Because of conditions filming at the Arizona State Prison, JB names this his least favorite role. (MG94)
Because hes the top man, his clothes show his tough style. He wears white boots with his prison blue jeans, and his shirts are tight fitting and show off chest and shoulders. JB rates a nice pan up the back when he walks down the prison corridor. For the rodeo he has a big black cowboy hat and aviator sunglasses to go with his black and white striped prison rodeo outfit. Hes got tough guy stubble, too.
"Saleable." Variety, 12/3/1980.
"No amount of bouncy good-naturedness can disguise the stretched-thin quality of the material." Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, 12/13/1980, sec.II, p.8.
Also New York Times, 11/29/1980, p.12, and 12/12/1980, sec.III, p.10.
"...get shoved aside by some aminal (sic) don't know one end of a roan pony from another."
Arizona State Prison.
About 2 minutes in 4 scenes, second half of film.