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When was the 'burn' incident? Before or After The Toy?


Hi, it is said that Mr. Pryor was seriously burned in an "incident that occurred in the early 1980's". In the scene when Mr. Morehouse comes to Jackie's house and offers a check of $10,000 to complete the job(after the spiderman pj scene), his pink pjs are shaped in a "V" and his chest looks scarred. Could this have been after the accident?

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He was seriously burned while freebasing cocaine in 1980. This movie came out two years later. I too, noticed the scars when I saw this movie.

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That happened when Pryor was filming BUSTIN' LOOSE. The majority of the movie was shot during the fall of 1979 and the movie was put on hold after that happened. Re-shoots were done in early 1981 after Pryor recovered. Universal shelved the movie, but after they discovered STIR CRAZY was Pryor's biggest film in the box office, they put the movie out to theaters.

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The freebasing incident happened while Pryor was filming BUSTING LOOSE, which was released prior to this film.

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LOL... "Prior" to the film. Or Pryor to the film?? :-)

AC

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you can especially see the burns on richard durring the scene by the lake when he talks to eric about love and making love.

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The Toy was after the "FIRE" incident. It happened during Bustin Loose.

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you and notice spots on his hands too during a Superman III, and a few spots on his necks in some scenes.

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Pryor's burn incident was in 1980, during the filming of Bustin' Loose. This film was shot after he recovered. The scarred chest could be due to his burns.

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