New York Film Locations



See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

Brash blind Wally (Richard Pryor) and mild-mannered, cute deaf Dave (Gene Wilder) form a working partnership based partly on mutual regard and partly on desperation. A man is killed at the counter of their cigar store and neither of them can quite account for their actions or identify the killer, Eve (Joan Severance). They find themselves arrested and subsequently on the run. Eve and her henchman Kirgo (Kevin Spacey) pursue them remorselessly, searching for a gold coin that is more and less than it appears. Mild sexual chemistry btw Wilder and the villainess is perhaps one of the few elements here not entirely watered down from late-period Hitchcock. Playing disability for slapstick is perhaps not the most enlightened way to increase sympathy for the disabled: this is a crass film whose good intentions are more than usually fragile.


Subway, Broadway and East 22rd Street, Manhattan.
   

Dave's Workplace, 10 East Union Square (btw East 14th and 15th Street) Manhattan.
   

Harrison Street (btw Hudson Street and Greenwich Street) Manhattan.
   

Staple Street and Harrison Street, Manhattan.
   



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