Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:13:43 GMT | By Tom Phillips
Sidney Poitier: a life in pictures

1980 - Stir Crazy



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As well as acting, later in his career Poitier turned to directing - beginning in 1972 with Buck and the Preacher, and including many collaborations with Harry Belafonte and Bill Cosby. His most successful directorial outing came with the classic 1980 prison comedy Stir Crazy, above, starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder.

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