Hanky Panky (1982 film)

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

Hanky Panky
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySidney Poitier
Produced byMartin Ransohoff
Written byHenry Rosenbaum
David Taylor
Music byTom Scott
CinematographyArthur J. Ornitz
Edited byHarry Keller
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • June 4, 1982 (1982-06-04)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$9 million (domestic)


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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