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Silver Streak (1976)

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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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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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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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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The stunt where George is knocked off of the roof of the train when he hits the sign post is used in the intro to The Fall Guy TV series See more »

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In the beginning of the movie as the train is pulling out of Los Angeles one of the city buildings in the background has a sign on it that reads "National Trust" - a company located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. See more »

Quotes

Grover Muldoon: I always lose my memory when I fall in love.
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Referenced in The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) See more »

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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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