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Hanky Panky

  • Film

Time Out says

An unashamed attempt to repeat the success of Stir Crazy, again directed by Poitier and taking the high security leak of a weaponry system for its soft centre, this comedy-thriller lets Wilder do his hysterical hero act yet again as he gets unwittingly embroiled with double-crosses, moles and cabbies who are allergic to elephant shit. Unfortunately, Hanky Panky doesn't have Richard Pryor in a chicken suit. Instead, there's TV comedienne Radner, whose efforts to pull a performance out of a poorly drawn female romantic lead are valiant, to say the most. Shored up by the mildly funny situation jokes and a superbly evil performance from the papyrus-faced Widmark as a horrid henchman, this is slick fun at best and cringing nonsense at its worst.
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Release Details

  • Duration:107 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sidney Poitier
  • Screenwriter:Harry Rosenbaum, David Taylor
  • Cast:
    • Gene Wilder
    • Gilda Radner
    • Kathleen Quinlan
    • Richard Widmark
    • Robert Prosky
    • Josef Sommer
    • Johnny Sekka
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