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Writer:
Colin Higgins (written by)
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Release Date:
3 December 1976 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
By plane, by train, by the edge of your seat, it's the most hilarious suspense ride of your life! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The best movie starring Pryor and Wilder See more (95 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Wilder ... George

Jill Clayburgh ... Hilly

Richard Pryor ... Grover

Patrick McGoohan ... Devereau

Ned Beatty ... Sweet

Clifton James ... Sheriff Chauncey

Ray Walston ... Mr. Whiney

Stefan Gierasch ... Professor Schreiner & Johnson
Len Birman ... Chief

Valerie Curtin ... Plain Jane

Lucille Benson ... Rita Babtree

Scatman Crothers ... Ralston

Richard Kiel ... Reace

Fred Willard ... Jerry Jarvis
Delos V. Smith Jr. ... Burt (as Delos V. Smith)
Mathilda Calnan ... Blue-Haired Lady (as Matilda Calnan)
Nick Stewart ... Shoeshiner
Margarita García ... Mexican Mama-San (as Margarita Garcia)
Jack Mather ... Conductor

Henry Beckman ... Conventioneer
Steve Weston ... Conventioneer

Harvey Atkin ... Conventioneer
Lloyd White ... Porter
Ed McNamara ... Benny
Raymond Guth ... Night Watchman
John Daheim ... Engineer #2 (as John Day)
Jack O'Leary ... Fat Man #1
Lee McLaughlin ... Fat Man #2
Bill Henderson ... Red Cap
Tom Erhart ... Cab Driver
Gordon Hurst ... Moose
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Gain ... Police Detective (uncredited)

Wendy Girard ... Girl on the Train (uncredited)

Steve Meek ... Man in brown jacket at train station (uncredited)

J.A. Preston ... Waiter (uncredited)
Cal Wilson ... Silver Streak Steward (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Hiller 
 
Writing credits
Colin Higgins (written by)

Produced by
Edward K. Milkis .... producer
Thomas L. Miller .... producer
Martin Ransohoff .... executive producer
Frank Yablans .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
David M. Walsh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton (edited by)
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Production Design by
Alfred Sweeney 
 
Set Decoration by
Marvin March 
 
Makeup Department
Joan Phillips .... hairdresser
William Tuttle .... makeup
 
Production Management
Jack B. Bernstein .... production manager
Peter V. Herald .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Max Kleven .... second unit director
Jack Roe .... assistant director
L. Andrew Stone .... second assistant director (as Lively Andrew Stone)
 
Art Department
Sidney H. Greenwood .... property master (as Syd Greenwood)
Benjamin Resella .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harold M. Etherington .... sound mixer (as Hal Etherington)
William Hartman .... sound editor
Donald O. Mitchell .... rerecording mixer (as Don Mitchell)
Edward Rossi .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Fred Cramer .... special effects
Jay King .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... process consultant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt coordinator
Janet Brady .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper .... stunt double: Jill Clayburgh (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt double: Gene Wilder (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Lee McLaughlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Oliney .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Harris .... gaffer
Richard Moran .... key grip
Ralph Woolsey .... photography: second unit
James F. Boyle .... best boy (uncredited)
James Carr .... camera operator (uncredited)
Lowell Crisp .... electrician (uncredited)
Curtis Foster .... lamp operator (uncredited)
Jack Gereghty .... still photographer (uncredited)
Victor King .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Al LaVerde .... grip (uncredited)
John McDonald .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Louis Niemeyer .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Phillip R. Sarabia .... grip best boy (uncredited)
Roger Shearman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Frederic J. Smith .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Karen Hazzard .... casting: Canada (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phyllis Garr .... wardrobe
Michael J. Harte .... wardrobe (as Michael Harte)
 
Editorial Department
Hugh K. Cummings .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (as Kenneth J. Hall)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Henry Mancini .... conductor (uncredited)
Henry Mancini .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
Jim Martell .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marie Kenney .... script supervisor
Phill Norman .... title designer
Mattie Caruthers .... script supervisor: additional photography and second unit (uncredited)
Paul Schultz .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
114 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:16 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:Tous publics | Iceland:12 | Italy:T | Netherlands:6 | Singapore:PG | Spain:14 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1987) | USA:PG | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
Actor Gene Wilder loved his part because he could get to do scenes which were fitting of Errol Flynn doing action or Cary Grant being romantic.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The morning after Prof Schreiner falls off the train outside George and Hillie's suite, the train is seen along a river and George is seen looking out the window of the third car of the eight car train but when Sweet goes on top the train to look for evidence, he only goes as far as the second car as six cars can be counted behind the car that Sweet is on.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in La ragazza dal pigiama giallo (1977)See more »

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23 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
The best movie starring Pryor and Wilder, 16 June 2004
Author: Oyster-6 from Breda, The Netherlands

Though Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder have made about 5 films together this one really shows the chemistry between them.

Gene Wilder is a somewhat average guy that gets involved in a mysterious murder by accident. In the attempts to get rid of him by the criminals he's forced to seek the support of various different individuals, of which Richard Pryor and the cow-farming lady flying the WOI airplane are the most remarkable characters.

Though both Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, as well as Ned Beatty, give the movie the label "comedy", Patrick Mc Goohan and Richard "Jaws" Kiel give it a real thriller character at the same moment: they keep up their performance of tough killers without a sense of humor effortlessly.

The movie itself starts somewhat slowly, but just when you start to feel disappointed because you think you're watching a soft romantic road(train)-movie, a hilarious rat-race is about to start!

Always agreeable to watch whenever it's broad-casted again...

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