Silver Streak
Silver Streak (1976)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 3, 1976
DVD Release Date: December 14, 2004
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Dated '70s Wilder/Pryor comedy has violence, cursing, sex.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Hitchcockian in nature, the film goes down very pleasantly with just the right mix of humor and suspense.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

flashes of genius

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It could have been a lot funnier if Wilder was a more gifted comic.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the entire film might just be worth a look for the sequence in which Pryor teaches Wilder how to be black.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A nifty little Hitchcock knockoff, with great chemistry between Wilder and Pryor.

Steve Crum

Unfortunately this 30+ year old comedy-murder mystery has dated, but Wilder and Pryor are great in first pairing.

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

All for fun and fun for all ...

Fred Topel

Amusing comedy, but Pryor is not in it enough. Once they're together, it's gold.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
Not the funniest of films that this pairing (Wilder/Pryor) have been in together, but easy watching any how. Very much like a lot of train movies, which… More
Phil Hubbs
Probably the main film for Wilder and Pryor in their careers but in my opinion not their best film together, second best behind 'Stir Crazy'. This is… More
Jens S.
The sad case of a childhood favorite that didn't stand the test of time as well as hoped. Especially the set up of this crime comedy about a man witnessing… More
Lucas Martins
Unforgettable film with a unforgettable screenplay. The picture mixture the comedy of Pryor and Wilder in a plot A La Hitchcock.
Ken Stachnik
Probably the best Hitchcockian comedy. Not mind-blowing but a good Saturday Afternoon flick.
Aj V
This is both a thriller and a comedy, but not a spoof exactly. I really like this movie, it has an excellent cast and a great story. I highly recommend it.