Directed by: Sidney Poitier
Starring: Gene Wilder, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams, Richard Pryor
Genres: Comedy, Crime
Question: Gene Wilder lost his job at the beginning cause he was annoying the customers. But why did Richard Pryor lose his? I can't remember the reason.
Chosen answer: Because his employers discovered he had put grass (marijuana) in the salad and got all the dinner guests high. Well, he didn't, the cook did. But he brought it into the house so he was fired.
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Skip Donahue: We tried to teach him charades! He didn't get it! He just didn't get it.
Gene Wilder's pencil disappears in the classroom scene.
The prison scenes were filmed inside a real prison. The warden of the prison agreed to the use of the prison for the movie if 1/3 of the money was used to improve the prison. Richard Pryor talks about his experiences behind the scenes on his Here And Now DVD.