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"Two jailbirds who just want out of the cage."

Skip and Harry lose their jobs and decide to relocate to Hollywood. Along the way they take menial jobs to raise some money. One day they decide to carry out promotional activities for a bank. They dress up in costumes as they dance and sing in front of the bank. They get tired and decide to take a break leaving their costumes there.

Two criminals, who had been watching from a distance, steal the costumes and dress up pretending to be Skip and Harry. They rob the bank and run away. Skip and Harry are arrested for the crime and sent to jail.

The two have a difficult time coping in the prison, so they pretend to be insane but are disproved by the authorities. They then decide to befriend a couple of inmates named Jesus and Rory. Rory however becomes attracted to Harry. Rory and Jesus inform Skip and Harry about all the happenings in the prison including the most feared prisoner known as Grossberger. Despite warnings Skip decides to get close to Grossberger but fails.

During their third month in jail, the head guard Beatty and Warden Henry select Skip to take part in the prison’s rodeo competition. Rory and Jesus however inform Skip that the money given to the winners are usually stolen by Beatty and Warden Henry. They convince Skip not to take part in the competition.

Skip tells Beatty he is not going to participate in the rodeo. he gets angry and asks the guards to start maltreating Skip and Harry. Skip meets Beatty and decides to accept to participate in the rodeo alongside his other friends Rory, Jesus, Harry and Grossberger. As they train for the rodeo they carefully plan their escape. On the day of the competition, they make their escape.

R
| 1980 | 1 hr 51 min | 6.8/10 | 56/100
Cast
Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams
Studio
Columbia Pictures
Director
Sidney Poitier
Language
English
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