See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

See No Evil, Hear No Evil1989

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)



Critic Consensus: A film whose title offers words to live by as well as a warning, See No Evil, Hear No Evil proves that even a brilliant comedy duo can team up for an unfunny dud.

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Movie Info

The third pairing of comic actors Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder was much less successful than their previous team-ups, Silver Streak(1976) and Stir Crazy (1980). Wilder plays Dave, the deaf proprietor of a newsstand and employer of blind gambler Wally (Pryor). When Wally's bookie is shot and killed at the stand, Dave and Wally are arrested for the crime. Since the deaf Dave had his back turned and didn't see the crime, while the blind Wally only heard it, the clues they have to offer the police are slim -- Dave's glimpse of a shapely leg and Wally's whiff of a perfume called Shalimar. It turns out the dead man was in possession of a coin that he dropped into Dave's tip box, which Wally is now carrying. The coin contains a valuable microchip sought by crime baron Sutherland (Anthony Zerbe), for whom hired killer Eve (Joan Severance) and her British partner, Kirgo (Kevin Spacey), are working. Posing as lawyers, Eve and Kirgo spring Dave and Wally from jail, leading to a series of misadventures as the coin changes hands and the two sensory-challenged pals attempt to learn who has framed them and why.

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Alan North
as Capt. Braddock
Anthony Zerbe
as Sutherland
Hardy Rawls
as Beefy Tourist
Audrie J. Neenan
as Policewoman/Marilyn
Lauren Tom
as Mitzie
Bernie McInerney
as Dr. Cornfield
Keith Langsdale
as Male Doctor
Jamie de Roy
as Female Doctor
Mary Kay Adams
as Dr. Bennett
Alan Pottinger
as Parking Attendant
Bill Luhrs
as Herman
Lisby Larson
as Reporter
Doug Yasuda
as Prof. Kasuda
James Pyduck
as Businessman
Thom Curley
as Laundry Van Driver
John Ring
as Teller
George 'Buck' Flower
as Security Guard
Phil Goodbody
as Blind Man
George Harris
as Bartender
Joe Viviani
as Fingerprint Cop
Alice Spivak
as Dispatcher
Mark Smaltz
as Policeman
Shiek Mahmud-Bey
as Walkie-Talkie Cop
Joel Sweto
as Cabbie
Rico Elias
as Policeman
Pirie MacDonald
as Lodge Tourist
Harry Madsen
as Cop with Bullhorn
Tom Kubiak
as Plainclothes Cop
Cynthia Lopez
as Puerto Rican Woman
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Critic Reviews for See No Evil, Hear No Evil

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (11)

This dubious concept might have worked if someone had written something funny for either comic actor to say.

March 27, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

"No Evil, Hear No Evil" leaves us hoping we haven't seen the of Wally and Dave.

March 27, 2019 | Full Review…

This tasteless, formulaic, mainly unfunny, but otherwise harmless romp was scripted by five people and is served up like meat and potatoes by hack director Arthur Hiller.

March 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The credits for 'See No Evil, Hear No Evil' show that there were five scriptwriters (including Wilder himself). What on earth were they all doing?

March 27, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The plot is far from inspired.

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''See No Evil'' lurches from hip callousness to damp sentimentality.

March 27, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for See No Evil, Hear No Evil


Not the best film ever, have a lot of mistakes, but still, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, is a funny and entretaining comedy. Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


Hilarious movie about a guy who is blind and a guy who is deaf who are accused of murder. Good plot and cast.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Wilder and Pryor's last film together, but they were still hilarious together, they made an excellent team. If you like them, you should see this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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