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Silver Streak (1976)

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On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.

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Devereau
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Sweet
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Rita Babtree
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Delos V. Smith Jr. ...
Burt (as Delos V. Smith)
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A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes is to get the killer after him. Written by Alfred Jingle

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3 December 1976 (USA)  »

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El expreso de Chicago  »

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Clifton James and Richard Kiel both starred in a James Bond movie twice reprising their respective characters. James in Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) as Sheriff Pepper, while Kiel as Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). Also the mentioned movies featured Roger Moore as the famous titular character. See more »

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During the chopper/engine shootout scenes the weather goes from mostly cloudy/overcast to a clear blue sky several times. See more »

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George Caldwell: Is there any way to get to the engine from here?
Ralston: There's no way to get to the engine at all. How come we're going so fast?
George Caldwell: There's nobody driving the train.
Ralston: Oh, that's impossible. The train would stop.
George Caldwell: Does it look like it is stopping to you?
Ralston: [looks out the window] Sure in the hell don't. I'm gonna pull the emergency brake.
Grover Muldoon: The emergency brakes have been cut.
Ralston: [pauses] Damn hippies!
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A very solid effort for the comedic duo of Wilder and Pryor
22 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is THE film to see, if you're a fan of either Gene Wilder or Richard Pryor. Although Pryor's stay in the film is rather short, it is perhaps his greatest comedic work outside of his monumental stand up routines. A combination, the Lady Vanishes, and slap stick, this film succeeds because it blends these elements together in a way that makes the flow easy and entertaining. These are situations and reactions to them, that we the audience can envision ourselves partaking in. They don't get crazy mad cap like in an Abbot and Costello film, and yet they don't take themselves too seriously either. A great end to the film, with a truly amazing crash through Chicago Union Station by a runaway Locomotive.


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