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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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George
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Hilly
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Devereau
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Sweet
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Sheriff Chauncey
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Mr. Whiney
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Professor Schreiner & Johnson
Len Birman ...
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Plain Jane
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Rita Babtree
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Ralston
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Reace
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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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train | love | murder | sidekick | police | See All (117) »

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By plane, by train, by the edge of your seat, it's the most hilarious suspense ride of your life! See more »


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3 December 1976 (USA)  »

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El expreso de Chicago  »

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Jack O'Halloran turned down the part of Reace. See more »

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Sweet, the government man, would not have further involved George in Sweet's plan to convict Devereau, as it is totally against FBI, NSA, CIA, etc., policies to directly involve innocent civilians in their operations, especially in life-or-death matters. See more »

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Chief Donaldson: [Running from Helicopter to van] How's it going?
Agent: They don't believe us!
Jerry Jarvis: Look the Engineer is probably anxious to bring the train in on Schedule.
Chief Donaldson: [Gets on radio] This is Chief Donaldson. Who's this?
Jerry Jarvis: This is Jerry Jarvis, I'm the assistant controller.
Chief Donaldson: Assistant... get me your boss.
Jerry Jarvis: Uh he's out to lunch, but I'm sure I can handle any problem you might have.
Chief Donaldson: It's not my problem, you've got a dead engineer and a runaway train that's going to hit Chicago in 15 Minutes. Now what are you going to do ...
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Best teaming of Wilder and Pryor.
8 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I see Silver Streak as a mild Hitchcock parody that is a nice little blend of comedy and mystery.Gene Wilder,while not at his absolute best,impresses nonetheless here.Jill Clayburgh is credible as the love interest.Yes it is the first film in which Wilder teamed with Richard Pryor,yet Wilder and Pryor are only together for a small percentage of the overall film.The film,though,has a strong enough foundation in terms of story and performances to where Pryor and Wilder do not really need to be together throughout.In fact,this is their best teaming ever despite that fact.To top it all off,the ending is a rather exciting one.A definite worthwhile watch.


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