Hanky Panky (1982 film)

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Hanky Panky
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sidney Poitier
Produced by Martin Ransohoff
Written by Henry Rosenbaum
David Taylor
Music by Tom Scott
Cinematography Arthur J. Ornitz
Edited by Harry Keller
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 4, 1982 (1982-06-04)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $9 million (domestic)

Hanky Panky is a 1982 American comedy film directed by Sidney Poitier and starring Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner. Wilder and Radner met during filming and later married.[1]


An architect named Michael Jordon accidentally gets caught up in a web of intrigue and murder when he ends up on the run on false murder charges. Kate is a woman out to find her brother's killer. The two team up, but not before first thinking the other is the killer. The duo end up on a wild cross-country ride from New York City to the Grand Canyon.



Vincent Canby, writing in The New York Times, gave the film a mixed review, saying it "is apt to leave you far less exhilarated than exhausted."[2]


  1. ^ Wilder, Gene. Kiss Me Like A Stranger. HarperCollins, 2005
  2. ^ Canby, Vincent (1982-06-04). "Movie Review - Hanky Panky - POITIER'S 'HANKY PANKY' - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-09.

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