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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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Professor Schreiner & Johnson
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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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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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$6,500,000 (estimated)
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When George first enters Sheriff Chauncey's office, the sheriff is watching a gangster movie on TV. The movie is The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), another film by 20th Century Fox. See more »

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When George is washing the shoe polish off his face and neck, there is no polish on the collar of his white shirt. See more »

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[George is pretending to be a black man in order to evade the police]
George Caldwell: I don't think we're going to make it past the cops.
Grover Muldoon: We'll make it past the cops. I just hope we don't see no Muslims.
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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This one has it all
16 February 2003 | by (Winnipeg, Canada) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1976 when I was all but about 13 years of age, with some friends in my home town (Dryden, Ontario) at the local "Royal" theatre, as it was known then. I just finished watching my VHS copy of it, which brings my total number of viewings up to 30-something...

Why do I like this film so much? It was the first movie I've seen that had it all: action, suspense, romance, a lot of laughs, but most of all - adventure. All of this helped manufacture a great storyline. In short, one of the most memorable movies I've ever seen, and I enjoy myself greatly with each repeated viewing. It made me a big fan of the Wilder/Pryor combination. It made me a huge fan of train travel. It made me a "road movie" fanatic.

A classic in my book. 9/10


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