Silver Streak
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While taking a train trip from L.A. 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 being thrown off of the train. 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It could have been a lot funnier if Wilder was a more gifted comic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...the entire film might just be worth a look for the sequence in which Pryor teaches Wilder how to be black."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A nifty little Hitchcock knockoff, with great chemistry between Wilder and Pryor."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Unfortunately this 30+ year old comedy-murder mystery has dated, but Wilder and Pryor are great in first pairing."
‑ Steve Crum,
"All for fun and fun for all ..."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Amusing comedy, but Pryor is not in it enough. Once they're together, it's gold."
‑ Fred Topel,
"Hitchcockian in nature, the film goes down very pleasantly with just the right mix of humor and suspense."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"flashes of genius"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The beginning of the perfectly splendid comic duo of Wilder and Pryor. And man, do I ever miss them."
‑ Widgett Walls,
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