Lunchtime Movie Review

Silver Streak (1976)

Episode #154

Twentieth Century Fox released Silver Streak to theaters on December 3, 1976. Arthur Hiller directed the film starring Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, and Jill Clayburgh.

‘Silver Streak’ Movie Summary

George Caldwell is a book editor traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago for his sister’s wedding on a train called the Silver Streak. There, he meets a vitamin salesman named Bob Sweet and a woman named Hilly Burns. Hilly is a secretary for Professor Schreiner, a reclusive art historian on a publicity tour for his new book on the artist Rembrandt.

After the first night’s dinner, a drunk George and an equally drunk Hilly make out in their combine cabin after opening up the partition that separates their individual cabins. Outside the window of it, George spots a dead man hanging from the roof of the train, which then falls off the train before Hilly sees it. Hilly thinks he imagined it, and then gets back to juggling his balls for the night.

The next morning, George looks at Professor Schreiner’s book (which has an envelope in it), and sees the author’s photo on the book. The person in the photo and the man he saw hanging from the window are one and the same. George goes to the Professor’s cabin to make sure he’s okay, but Schreiner’s killers, Johnson, Whiney, and Reace are there. Whiney has Reace toss him him off the train.

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Twentieth Century Fox released Silver Streak to theaters on December 3, 1976. Arthur Hiller directed the film starring Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, and Jill Clayburgh.

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