Silver Streak (1976)
Front Cover Actor
Gene Wilder George Caldwell
Richard Pryor Grover Muldoon
Jill Clayburgh Hilly Burns
Patrick McGoohan Roger Devereau
Ned Beatty Bob Sweet
Clifton James Sheriff Oliver Chauncey
Ray Walston Mr. Edgar Whiney
Stefan Gierasch Prof. Schreiner & Johnson
Len Birman Chief Donaldson
Valerie Curtin Plain Jane
Movie Details
Genre Action; Comedy; Crime
Director Arthur Hiller
Writer Colin Higgins
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 1 hr 54 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Despite the presence of hack director Arthur Hiller, this hybrid comedy-thriller works most of the time as pleasant faux Hitchcock. Gene Wilder is a book editor who is relaxing by taking a cross-country train ride. Then he gets caught up in a murder--and becomes a suspect. It's up to him to prove his own innocence. As noted, the script, by Colin Higgins, owes a big debt to Alfred Hitchcock; but the mystery isn't all that mysterious and the comedy isn't all that hilarious--at least not until Richard Pryor shows up, which is at least halfway through the film. Things definitely pick up from there. Jill Clayburgh, as the love interest, is merely along for the train ride. Wilder and Pryor eventually teamed up for several other films, but they were never as funny together as they are in this one. --Marshall Fine
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1553
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 7/11/05
Purchase Price $10.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
Folder 013
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 024543114901
Release Date 12/14/04
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned