Stir Crazy 39 years old

Two jailbirds who just want out of the cage.

Stir Crazy

New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe have no jobs and no prospects, so they decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, landing jobs wearing woodpecker costumes to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a bank robbery, they no longer have to worry about employment—they're sent to prison.


Craig T. Nelson
Craig T. Nelson

Deputy Ward Wilson

Barry Corbin
Barry Corbin

Warden Walter Beatty

Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder

Skip Donahue

JoBeth Williams
JoBeth Williams


Lee Purcell
Lee Purcell


All Cast

Name Character
Erland van Lidth He was 27, 34 years old when he died as Grossberger
Gene Wilder He was 47, 83 years old when he died as Skip Donahue
Craig T. Nelson He was 36, now 76 years old as Deputy Ward Wilson
Richard Pryor He was 40, 65 years old when he died as Harry Monroe
JoBeth Williams She was 32, now 71 years old as Meredith
Barry Corbin He was 40, now 79 years old as Warden Walter Beatty
Nicolas Coster He was 47, now 86 years old as Warden Henry Sampson
Georg Stanford Brown He was 37, now 76 years old as Rory Schultebrand
Grand L. Bush He was 24, now 64 years old as Big Mean's Sidekick
Estelle Omens She was 52, 55 years old when she died as Mrs. R.H. Broache
Lee Purcell She was 33, now 72 years old as Susan
Franklyn Ajaye was 31, now 70 years old as Young Man in Hospital
Miguel Ángel Suárez He was 41, 69 years old when he died as Jesus Ramirez
Charles Weldon He was 40, 78 years old when he died as Blade
Mickey Jones He was 39, 76 years old when he died as Guard #8


Name Department
Fred Schuler as Director of Photography. he was 40 (now 80) years old Camera
Harry Keller as Editor. he was 67 (73) years old when he died Editing
Lynn Stalmaster as Casting. he was 53 (now 92) years old Production
Arthur Jeph Parker as Set Decoration. Arthur Jeph Parker was 57 (79) years old when Arthur Jeph Parker died Art
Alfred Sweeney as Production Design. he was 65 (69) years old when he died Art
Melville Tucker as Executive Producer. Production
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Stir Crazy (39 years)

Two jailbirds who just want out of the cage.

  • Release day: Friday, December 12, 1980
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Revenue: USD 101,300,000.00