A 4 disc box set featuring a quartet of the finest films starring motormouth funnyman Richard Pryor! R.I.P Ritchie...
Car Wash ((Dir. Michael Schultz, 1976): An earthy, irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in Los Angeles car wash! An ensemble piece which interweaves the lives of employees, customers and passers-by, Car Wash stars a galaxy of gifted actors, most of whom are relatively unknown to movie goers, and spotlights an array of guest stars in vivid cameo roles, inculding George Carlin, "Professor" Irwin Corey, The Pointer Sisters, and Richard Pryor as Daddy Rich, a flamboyant Reverend who preaches the goodness of the dollar. Car Wash may qualify as the world's first "disco" movie, and Norman Whitfield's almost non-stop musical score has become a top selling album. Written by Joel Schumacher!
Stir Crazy (Dir. Sidney Poitier, 1980): Playwright Skip Donahue (Wilder) and actor Harry Monroe (Pryor) are out of work and penniless. Deciding they have had enough of Broadway, they set off to make their fortunes and find freedom down South. On the way, their funds get so low that they have to find work; as singing, dancing Woodpeckers promoting a bank. Plagued by bad luck, thieves steal their costumes and rob the bank, and guess who gets the blame and get put jail?
Whacky laughs, riotous situations, thrills and spills make this one of the looniest mad-cap prison-break escapades ever!
Brewster's Millions (Dir. Walter Hill, 1985): Brewster (Pryor), a lowly pitcher with the minor league Hackensack Bulls baseball team suddenly is left $300 million by a distant relative. But there's a catch; he must spend $30 million in thirty days without having any assets to show for it. And if he reveals it to a soul the real reason why he's throwing away all his cash, he will forfeit everything!
So aided and abetted by his team mate Spike (Candy) and a stream of hangers-on, Brewster begins a spending spree that would bring any self-respecting accountant to his knees...
See No Evil Hear No Evil (Dir. Arthur Hiller, 1989): 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 in the case. They escape the police and set out to catch the bad guy themselves!