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Silver Streak (1976) Poster

(1976)

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Bob Sweet: Here's a vitamin sample for you. Vitamin E. Now that is great for the old pecker. Yeah it really keeps a pencil sharpened.

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Jerry Jarvis: I've received a report from the signal towers they see no engineer in the cab.

Chief Donaldson: Great, now you got the facts; why don't you just throw one of the switches and have the train run off on a siding.

Jerry Jarvis: That's the problem; all the tracks are computer programed. Switching the Silver Streak would only cause a collision with another train.

Chief Donaldson: Then what the hell are you going to do? There're people riding on that train!

Jerry Jarvis: Oh God... You see the standard procedure in such a case would be to derail the train.

Chief Donaldson: Derail it, in the middle of a yard?

Jerry Jarvis: Yes, actully I can't take that responsibility; I better get my boss.

Chief Donaldson: You better do something you idiot, because in ten minutes; you're going to have 200 tons of locomotive smashing into Central Station on it's way to Marshall Fields!

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[repeated line]

George Caldwell: [each time he jumps, falls, is thrown or is pushed off the train] Son of a bitch!

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George Caldwell: I've never milked a cow before.

Rita: Cut the gas, Steve, you're a grown man. I'm sure you've had some similar experience.

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George Caldwell: What do you think?

Grover Muldoon: I think you better make a right up here and then a sharp left. I'm coming over.

[climbs over the seat. George suddenly swerves the car, causing Grover to lunge forward]

Grover Muldoon: Jesus Christ, man, is that how you murdered your victims? Put them in a car and bounced them to death?

George Caldwell: Sorry.

Grover Muldoon: Sorry, my ass. You dangerous... Proves one thing though, you don't do this for no living.

George Caldwell: No I don't.

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[Grover had just rammed several police cars with the one they had stolen]

Sheriff Chauncey: Hello, Car 36, what the hell happened to you guys?

Grover Muldoon: [into the radio] Hey Chauncey, this is Grover T. Muldoon. You wanna know what happened? We just whooped your ass. We whooped your ass. Ha ha ha!

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George Caldwell: You're very beautiful, Hilly.

Hilly Burns: I like you too, George.

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George Caldwell: I did not Kill Sweet.

Chief Donaldson: We Know that, but if you weren't so dumb you could've realized that we planted that news story for your own protection.

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Rita: They talk of the joy of sex but it doesn't last like the fun of flying.

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Grover Muldoon: Who you lookin' for?

Cop: [shows Grover a picture of George] White guy.

Grover Muldoon: Well if I see any I'll let you know.

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Grover Muldoon: What do they want you for?

George Caldwell: Murder.

Grover Muldoon: Drop me off anywhere along here okay? I don't mess with the Big M.

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George Caldwell: I know what goes where, and why.

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Jerry Jarvis: I can't take that responsibility. I better get my boss.

Chief Donaldson: You better do something, you idiot, because in ten minutes you're going to have two hundred tons of locomotive smashing through Central Station on its way to Marshall Field's.

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George Caldwell: You stupid, ignorant son of a bitch, dumb bastard. Jesus Christ. I've met some dumb bastards in my time but you outdo them all.

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Grover Muldoon: So this is Mr. Big.

George Caldwell: That's the man.

Grover Muldoon: You ain't saying shit now, Mr. Big.

Roger Devereau: I must admit that I'm slightly at a loss for words. But on the other hand, I should warn you that you are a killer and you are wanted by the police in every state and I recommend that you, uh... be careful.

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Night Watchman: [Grover has hot wired a Jaguar; the night watchman approaches from behind, shotgun poised] Hold it right there, nigger.

Grover Muldoon: Hey, how you doing, old dude, what's happenin'?

Night Watchman: [Gestures with gun] Step away from the car.

Grover Muldoon: Oh, I was listening to the engine. 'Sounds real good, man. Does it come with white walls?

Night Watchman: Just move!

Grover Muldoon: All right, I'm gonna move. You just take it easy, lower that rifle.

Night Watchman: I said mo -

[George tackles him]

George Caldwell: A pussy, huh? A PUSSY? Can we go now?

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Sheriff Chauncey: Is he with the feds?

George Caldwell: Who?

Sheriff Chauncey: This guy Rembrandt.

George Caldwell: Rembrandt is dead.

Sheriff Chauncey: Dead? That makes four. Listen, fella, are you sure you're not making this up as you go along? I'm an officer of the law and I got a lot better things to do than listen to that kind of funnin'.

[buzzer sounds]

Sheriff Chauncey: That's my hotline. Now you take your time to get your facts straight 'cause when I come back I want your answers clear and to the point. Got that? And you can start with who shot Rembrandt!

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Grover Muldoon: [laughing] Man I thought you were an amateur, but you a real pro.

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George Caldwell: I can't pass for black.

Grover Muldoon: Who you tellin'?I didn't say I was gonna make you black. I said I was gonna get you on the train. Now we got to make them cops think you're black.

[rubs shoe polish on George's face]

George Caldwell: It'll never work. Never.

Grover Muldoon: What, you afraid it won't come off?

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Grover Muldoon: How come you whities got such a tight ass, man?

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Mr. Edgar Whiney: Hey. He's not dead.

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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 about it?

Jerry Jarvis: All right, I'll check with the signal towers. But um, you see that's impossible, if the engineer is dead, who's driving the train?

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Ralston: Damn Hippies.

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[George drinks over his loss of Hilly, and tells Bob]

George Caldwell: Did you know... that the Brainard Tunnel is the highest point on this line?

Bob Sweet: Yeah, yeah. I knew that.

George Caldwell: Did you know that when we reach it I intend to be higher?

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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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[During a gunfight, George Caldwell's gun runs out of bullets]

Grover Muldoon: What do you think this is, a western?

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George Caldwell: What did you come back here for?

Grover Muldoon: You forgot your wallet.

George Caldwell: Oh, some thief you are.

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Grover Muldoon: [to George Caldwell] Take it easy, killer. Stay loose.

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[a cop is about to give Grover Muldoon a ride]

Cop: Where would you like to go, fella?

Grover Muldoon: Well - I left my Jag in Kansas City.

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Ralston: [startled to see George Caldwell back on the train] Oh, my God, it's the killer!

Hilly Burns: No, he's okay, really.

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George Caldwell: [climbs into the sheriff's car while pointing a gun] Keep those hands up! Keep'em up!

Moose: Uncle Oliver, he's taking your car.

[George speeds away]

Sheriff Chauncey: You ain't never gonna get away with... You ain't never...!

Moose: Uncle Oliver. Uncle Oliver, he's got your car...

Sheriff Chauncey: Moose! One more word out of you and I'm gonna smash your mouth.

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Roger Devereau: We'll take care of Mr. Caldwell when the time comes, but in the meantime, we're going to take EXTREMELY good care of you.

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Roger Devereau: Keep your foot ON THE PEDAL!

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Grover Muldoon: I always lose my memory when I fall in love.

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Jerry Jarvis: Silver Streak is a runaway. What do we do?

Benny: Jeez, it'll be here in four minutes!

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George Caldwell: [Grover has just told George they have to jump from the train] No! I've left this train twice already!

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George Caldwell: [looking at the wrecked locomotive] Kind of looks like it's grinning.

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Ralston: Hello Chicago! Hello!

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Grover Muldoon: What're you slowin' down for?

George Caldwell: There's a truck up ahead.

Grover Muldoon: So, there's a truck up ahead. What you waitin' for, you the man, turn on the siren, get them hippies off the road!

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Roger Devereau: Ah. Enough of this talk of plots and scenarios. Uh, join me in a cup of coffee, would you?

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Hilly Burns: I give great phone.

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George Caldwell: You like my new shoes?

Hilly Burns: Yes I do. Why don't you take them off?

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Ralston: Sir, do you think you'll be needing all these bags? If not, I can store some of them down towards the end.

George Caldwell: [has brought 3 bags and an attache] Sure, sure, all I need is this one and that one. You can take this one, and I'll keep the brief case.

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George Caldwell: If there's ever anything that you need... don't call me.

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Hilly Burns: I don't know about you, but next time I'm going to take the bus.

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Grover Muldoon: [driving away in a stolen car] Take it easy, killer. Stay loose.

Hilly Burns: What's he doing?

George Caldwell: He's crazy.

Hilly Burns: Crazy? He's got the right idea. Let's get out of here and go to a park.

George Caldwell: A park?

Hilly Burns: Yeah, I wanna lie back on the grass and have you teach me some more about gardening.

[they kiss]

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George Caldwell: [In the midst of battle, a table collapsed on Grover] Are you alright?

Grover Muldoon: [immediately recovers] Is it over?

George Caldwell: [lets table drop on him] Shit.

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Bob Sweet: What were you doing back there? Getting a little ass?

George Caldwell: No, i was squeezing tits!

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[Grover is attempting to hot wire a Jaguar]

Grover Muldoon: I'm following the plan. Just changed my mind.

George Caldwell: Are you crazy? I thought we were gonna take the Chevy in back.

Grover Muldoon: Chevy? That's a jerk-off, man. This here is pure pussy.

George Caldwell: Pure pussy? Tell that to the judge.

Grover Muldoon: Don't worry about no judge, Man, this thing gonna get us to Kansas City on time.

George Caldwell: How about jail? Did you know that the office is right in front of us?

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