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Silver Streak ()


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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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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
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George
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Hilly
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Grover
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Devereau
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Sweet
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Sheriff Chauncey
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Mr. Whiney
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Professor Schreiner & Johnson
Len Birman ...
Chief
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Plain Jane
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Rita Babtree
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Ralston
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Reace
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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
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Conventioneer
Steve Weston ...
Conventioneer
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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
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Red Cap
Tom Erhart ...
Cab Driver
Gordon Hurst ...
Moose
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FBI Agent (uncredited)
Danny Gain ...
Police Detective (uncredited)
Wendy Girard ...
Girl on the Train (uncredited)
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Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Man in brown jacket at train station (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Cal Wilson ...
Silver Streak Steward (uncredited)

Directed by

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Arthur Hiller

Written by

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Colin Higgins ... (written by)

Produced by

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Edward K. Milkis ... producer
Thomas L. Miller ... producer
Martin Ransohoff ... executive producer
Frank Yablans ... executive producer

Music by

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Henry Mancini

Cinematography by

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David M. Walsh ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Bretherton ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Hugh K. Cummings ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster

Production Design by

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Alfred Sweeney

Set Decoration by

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Marvin March

Makeup Department

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Joan Phillips ... hairdresser
William Tuttle ... makeup

Production Management

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Jack B. Bernstein ... production manager
Peter V. Herald ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Max Kleven ... second unit director
Jack Roe ... assistant director
L. Andrew Stone ... second assistant director (as Lively Andrew Stone)

Art Department

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Sidney H. Greenwood ... property master (as Syd Greenwood)
Benjamin Resella ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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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

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Fred Cramer ... special effects
Jay King ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Robert W. King ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Bill Hansard ... process consultant (uncredited)

Stunts

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Mickey Gilbert ... stunt coordinator
Janet Brady ... 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

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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)
Chris Strong ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Karen Hazzard ... casting: Canada (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Phyllis Garr ... wardrobe
Michael J. Harte ... wardrobe (as Michael Harte)

Music Department

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Kenneth Hall ... music editor (as Kenneth J. Hall)
Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Henry Mancini ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... scoring mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Chris Haynes ... driver (uncredited)
Jim Martell ... transportation coordinator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Marie Kenney ... script supervisor
Phill Norman ... title designer
Mattie Caruthers ... script supervisor: additional photography and second unit (uncredited)
Paul Schultz ... production assistant (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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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Taglines 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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Also Known As
  • Transamerica Express (France)
  • Trans Amerika Express (Germany)
  • El expreso de Chicago (Spain)
  • O Expresso de Chicago (Brazil)
  • Серебряная стрела (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 114 min
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Budget $6,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Originally meant to be filmed in the United States. However, the National Rail Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) was fearful of adverse publicity, and refused to cooperate. As a result, the producers were forced to work with the Canadian Pacific Railway, using thinly disguised CPRail equipment and shooting exteriors along the CP Rail right-of-way. See more »
Goofs As George and Grover arrive in "Kansas City," a long shot of the city clearly shows the Calgary Tower, a unique and unmistakable landmark with no equivalent in Kansas City. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Fall Guy (1981). See more »
Quotes 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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