George has been in a mental hospital for three years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but ... See full summary »
Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.
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
During an areal zoom in shot, the car's name shows "Elgin Manor" and then you see George at the window buttoning up his shirt and then looking up. This was sleeper car #14325, built by Budd Car Company and AMF from November 1954 to April 1955. Each "manor" car was configured with 3 sets of upper/lower berths, 4 single bedrooms, 6 double bedrooms, 2 common washrooms and a common shower. In 1977, all manor sleepers were acquired by VIA rail and renumbered from 14### to 8### - this car was renumbered to 8325. See more »
The train was supposed to be traveling through the American Midwest. Filming was done in Alberta Canada and in one scene the train passes a small town with a grain elevator which is plainly marked "Alberta Wheat Pool". See more »
My comments are based on many viewings of this film
Silver Streak would appear on a favorites list for me, top 50 maybe, certainly top 100. It's a movie that I've encouraged my children and grandchildren to watch. I might add that they liked it too. The plot is good with action and suspense. Certainly it's not the kind of action one sees in today's films but that's fine with me. There's no gore and no fantastic acrobatics or fights, but this film is never boring.
While the story is light and has plenty of funny moments, it shouldn't be labled "comedy" despite what your video store may say. It's an action adventure movie with good doses of comedy and romance. Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, and Ned Beatty each do a nice job outside of preconceived notions. The musical score isn't bad either.
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