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Hanky Panky (1982)




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Movie Info

Gene Wilder stars as Michael Jordon, an architect on the run from false murder charges, who hooks up with Kate Hellman (Gilda Radner), the sister of a recent suicide victim.

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Gene Wilder
as Michael Jordon
Gilda Radner
as Kate Hellman
Kathleen Quinlan
as Janet Dunn
Robert Prosky
as Hiram Calder
Josef Sommer
as Adrian Pruitt
Sam Gray
as Dr. John Wolff
Johnny Brown
as Bus driver
Bill Beutel
as Anchorman
Madison Arnold
as Cop at Subway
Nat Habib
as Cab Driver
James Tolkan
as Conferee
James Greene
as Doorman
Stephen D. Newman
as Calder Aide
Bill Moor
as Terrance Martin
Peter Boyden
as Mailman
Doris Belack
as Building Manager
Don Plumley
as Club Member
Anthony Mckay
as Club Member
Floyd Ennis
as Bartender in Club
David Snell
as Clerk in Club
Donald Symington
as Manager in Club
John Wylie
as Waiter in Club
Donna Fowler
as Woman on Escalator
David Froman
as Man on Escalator
Edmond Genest
as Calder Assistant
Peter Lacangelo
as Railroad Platform Cop
Arthur French
as Railroad Platform Dispatcher
Peter Iacangelo
as Cop on R.R. Platform
John Blood
as Railroad Platform Detective
Beau Starr
as Passenger Cop
Frankie Faison
as Driving Cop
Larry Pine
as Interrogator
Edwin J. McDonough
as Radar Technician #1
Brian Carney
as Radar Technician #2
William Sadler
as Hotel Clerk
Victor Argo
as Pallbearer
Robert Buka
as Boy with Gun
Libi Staiger
as Buck's Wife
Mildred Brion
as Woman in Post Office
John Greenwood
as Clerk in Post Office
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Critic Reviews for Hanky Panky

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

"Hanky Panky" is a witless, uneven, occasionally tasteless suspense comedy...

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a mad chase film involving spies and cops and government agents, and the insubstantial plot is pleasingly buoyed up by lots of fast action.

November 10, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Disappointing to say the least, considering its star talent in Wilder and Radner.

February 6, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

Wilder and Radner at their side-splitting best

July 4, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Wilder and Radner shoot for an old-fashioned romantic mystery thriller kinda thing; they ended up shooting themselves in the foot.

April 3, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Hanky Panky

Very weak and lifeless comedy/murder/detective film which can't quite decide what it really wants to be overall, Wilder of course is a comic genius and Radner was also at her peak of powers but neither really come across as funny or interesting. The whole film is pretty dull with nothing much happening anywhere, one minute its a 'who done it?' the next its a slapstick farce? could work but here it simply doesn't and its a shame as everyone loves Wilder and wants to see him in good films.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

An interesting idea, but it isn't as funny as it thinks it is. It's just okay.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Where's Richard Pryor when you need him?

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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