• Silver Streak (1976)

Silver Streak

Release Date: 1976

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 2004

PG |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

While on a cross-country train ride, overworked book editor George Caldwell (Gene Wilder) begins an unexpected romance with an enigmatic woman named Hilly Burns (Jill Clayburgh). His vacation is interrupted, however, when he witnesses a murder for which he is then accused. The true villains kidnap Hilly and eject Caldwell from the moving train. Desperate, Caldwell teams up with car thief Grover Muldoon (Richard Pryor), and together they must save Hilly while avoiding the police.

Cast: Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, Patrick McGoohan, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, Ray Walston, Stefan Gierasch

Director: Arthur Hiller

Genres: Action , Comedy

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Rescue, Police station, Love, Murder, 1970s, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Time Out

    Silver Streak, the train which travels from LA to Chicago and houses a murder, dawdles rather than streaks. Characters and plot ramble at will, and no matter how high Colin Higgins' script flies, Arthur Hiller's direction remains with feet and hands firmly on the ground. show more

  • 40
    William ThomasEmpire

    ItÂ’s hard to remember that this extremely unexceptional film was a major hit back in the 70s. show more

  • 60
    Variety

    While falling short of its comedy promise (except when Richard Pryor is on the screen), Silver Streak is an okay adventure comedy starring Gene Wilder on the lam from crooked art thieves aboard a trans-continental train. show more

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Awards

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