Silver Streak [1976]

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh, Patrick McGoohan, Ned Beatty
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 114 minutes

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

Buy this movie now

Share your thoughts on Silver Streak's quotes with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this movie page to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Silver Streak Quotes." Quotes.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Nov. 2014. <http://www.quotes.net/movies/Silver Streak>.

Know another quote from Silver Streak?

Don't let people miss on a great quote from the "Silver Streak" movie - add it here!


The Web's Largest Resource for

Famous Quotes & Sayings


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network