See No Evil, Hear No Evil DVD


See No Evil, Hear No Evil is a comedy thriller about disability that teeters perpetually on the brink of execrable taste, but more often ends up being bland. Brash blind Wally (Richard Pryor) and mild-mannered, cute deaf Dave (Gene Wilder) form a working partnership based partly on mutual regard and partly on desperation. A man is killed at the counter of their cigar store and neither of them can quite account for their actions or identify the killer, Eve (Joan Severance). They find themselves arrested and subsequently on the run. Eve and her henchman--a surprisingly... sinister Kevin Spacey--pursue them remorselessly, searching for a gold coin that is more and less than it appears. Mild sexual chemistry between Wilder and the villainess is perhaps one of the few elements here not entirely watered down from late-period Hitchcock. Playing disability for slapstick is perhaps not the most enlightened way to increase sympathy for the disabled: this is a crass film whose good intentions are more than usually fragile. On the DVD: the disc includes a rather smug featurette and filmographies of the two stars. --Roz Kaveney [show more]

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11 September 2000
Columbia Tri-Star Home Video 
98 minutes 
Dubbed, PAL 
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Dave (Gene Wilder) is a deaf news-stand owner who hires Wally (Richard Pryor), a blind man, to work for him. However, when Wally's bookie comes to collect some money that he is owed the bookie is murdered by a woman, leaving Wally and Dave as particularly bad witnesses to the shooting. Unfortunately, the police begin to believe that the deaf and blind duo are the killers...

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Two men are witness to a murder - a blind man who couldn't see it and a deaf man who couldn't hear it. But somehow they become prime suspects. They escape the police and set out to snag the real bad guys.

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