Silver Streak

Silver Streak

Director: Arthur Hiller Cast: Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor
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Silver Streak

While taking a train trip from LA to Chicago, mild-mannered George Caldwell (Gene Wilder) makes the acquaintance of Hilly Burns (Jill Clayburgh). As they indulge in a brief bit of spooning, Hilly tells George that her boss is on the verge of exposing a group of vicious art forgers. Later that evening, George sees the body of Hilly's boss tumbling off the train. Trouble is, no one will believe him--and Hilly, suddenly more furtive and close-mouthed, won't back up his story. Only detective Sweet (Ned Beatty) agrees to investigate, but he too is bumped off. The instigator of these outrages is master forger Roger Devereau (Patrick McGoohan), who with his crony Mr. Whiney (Ray Walston) is planning a particularly diabolical crime. Worse still, they are holding Hilly prisoner so she can't tip off the cops. When George is also targeted for elimination, he manages in slapstick fashion to elude the killers. Falling off the train, he ends up being arrested on some trumped-up charge or other by a local sheriff. He makes his escape in the company of petty thief Grover Muldoon (Richard Pryor). A box-office smash, Silver Streak paved the way for the equally successful 1980 Wilder-Pryor vehicle Stir Crazy.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/2004
UPC: 0024543114901
Original Release: 1976
Rating: PG
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:53:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Wilder George Caldwell
Jill Clayburgh Hilly Burns
Richard Pryor Grover Muldoon
Patrick McGoohan Roger Devereau
Ned Beatty Bob Sweet
Clifton James Sheriff Chauncey
Ray Walston Mr. Whiney
Len Birman Chief
Valerie Curtin Plain Jane
Lucille Benson Rita Babtree
Scatman Crothers Ralston
Fred Willard Jerry Jarvis
Delos V. Smith Burt
Jack O'Leary Fat Man #1
Matilda Calnan Blue-Haired Lady
Ed McNamara Benny
Harvey Atkin Conventioneer
Nick Stewart Shoe Shiner
Lloyd White Porter
Henry Beckman Conventioneer
Stefan Gierasch Johnson/Prof. Schreiner
Bill Henderson Red Cap
Gordon Hurst Moose
Raymond Guth Night Watchman
Lee Mc Laughlin Fat Man #2
John Day Engineer
Thomas Erhart Cab Driver
Jack Mather Conductor
Richard Kiel Reace/Goldtooth

Technical Credits
Arthur Hiller Director
Jack B. Bernstein Production Manager
David Bretherton Editor
Fred Cramer Special Effects
Hal Etherington Sound/Sound Designer
Phyllis Garr Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael J. Harte Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter V. Herald Production Manager
Colin Higgins Screenwriter
Henry Mancini Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Marvin March Set Decoration/Design
Edward K. Milkis Producer
Thomas L. Miller Producer
Don Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Ransohoff Executive Producer
Jack Roe Asst. Director
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Alfred Sweeney Production Designer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
David M. Walsh Cinematographer
Ralph A. Woolsey Cinematographer
Frank Yablans Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles/All Aboard [4:12]
2. Motion [3:24]
3. The Dining Car [6:19]
4. No Partition [7:58]
5. In Trouble [4:10]
6. Homestead [4:41]
7. The Fun of Flying [3:10]
8. The Competition [8:23]
9. Clues [4:27]
10. The Rembrandt Letters [3:58]
11. Self-Defense [5:00]
12. The Sheriff [7:00]
13. Surprise! [4:29]
14. New Wheels [4:23]
15. Al Jolson [5:46]
16. Back on Board [4:04]
17. The Steward [5:17]
18. Playing the Game [2:58]
19. Picked Up [2:58]
20. Smoking Them Out [5:30]
21. Rolling Again [4:09]
22. Runaway [6:16]
23. Crash! [1:48]
24. Safe/End Titles [2:50]

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is a riot from begining to end. With Gene Wilder at his very best. My particular favourite bit is when he tries to get back on the train disguised as a blackman and trying to keep the beat with the music.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago