History Film / SilverStreak

18th Dec '16 1:49:11 PM LarryMullen
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* [[CaliforniaDoubling Toronto Doubling]]: Many of the railroad station scenes (supposedly Los Angeles, Kansas City, and Chicago) were actually filmed in various parts of Union Station in Toronto. Also, Alberta stands in for the Midwest in several places.
14th Sep '16 5:52:15 PM PanLeopard
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* DeadfootLeadfoot: [[spoiler:Devereau is killed after taking over the train, but unfortunately there's still a heavy toolbox sitting on the gas pedal. Modern locomotives use an intermittent alerter system to avoid this potential for abuse.]]

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* DeadfootLeadfoot: [[spoiler:Devereau is killed after taking over the train, but unfortunately there's still a heavy toolbox sitting on the gas pedal.dead-man's pedal (Which would otherwise apply the emergency brakes if not constantly held down.). Modern locomotives use an intermittent alerter system to avoid this potential for abuse.]]
13th Sep '16 11:31:40 AM Winter
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* HarpoonGun: George finds one in the cargo car before confronting Reace on top of the Silver Streak and shoots him with it.
1st Sep '16 7:59:38 AM KneadToKnow
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--> '''George:''' If this is the DT's, I'm gonna give up the bottle for good!

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--> '''George:''' If this is what the DT's, DT's are like, I'm gonna give giving up the bottle for good!life!
1st Sep '16 7:58:13 AM KneadToKnow
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* HiddenDepths: Bob Sweet, who at first seems to be a womanizing buffoon, is actually [[spoiler: an undercover government agent chasing the BigBad. In fact, given his first conversation with George, he may even be the ChessMaster.]]

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* HiddenDepths: Bob Sweet, who at first seems to be a womanizing buffoon, is actually [[spoiler: an undercover government agent chasing the BigBad. In fact, given his first conversation with George, he may even be the ChessMaster.]]]] Hinted at by how much he knows about Devereau.



--> '''Grover:''' Forgot your wallet.
--> '''George:''' Some thief you are!

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--> '''Grover:''' Forgot You forgot your wallet.
--> '''George:''' Thanks. Some thief you are!



* MistakenForCheating: Hilly, when George sees her with Devereau.

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* MistakenForCheating: Hilly, when George sees her with Devereau. Granted, they'd only met the night before, but the hurt on George's face is so obvious, even the apparently-besotted Sweet comments on it.
--> '''Sweet:''' Well, what do you expect? She's a hot little number, and he's very heavy competition.
1st Sep '16 7:49:07 AM KneadToKnow
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* MistakenForCheating: Hilly, when George sees her with Devereau.
* MoodWhiplash: George and Hilly share a romantic and flirty dinner, retire to bed with more champagne and clear intentions of having sex, then complete with ScareChord, a figure, "shot through the head" falls off the train outside the window.
--> '''George:''' If this is the DT's, I'm gonna give up the bottle for good!
1st Sep '16 7:40:26 AM KneadToKnow
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** Averted when it is revealed that the manhunt for George was a ruse to bring him in and get information on Devereau's plan. Then, sadly, reinstated when the shoot-out at the end is [[TheLopSidedArmOfTheLaw started by the Feds]].

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** Averted when it is revealed that the manhunt for George was a ruse to bring him in and get information on Devereau's plan. Then, sadly, reinstated when the shoot-out at the end is [[TheLopSidedArmOfTheLaw [[TheLopsidedArmOfTheLaw started by the Feds]].
1st Sep '16 7:39:44 AM KneadToKnow
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* AndADietCoke: The '70s version: we see two [[BigEater very hefty men]] in the dining car drinking Tab.

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* AndADietCoke: The '70s version: we see two [[BigEater very hefty men]] in the dining car drinking Tab.Tab with their meals.



* ClearMyName: As if George didn't have enough to worry about, he's framed for Sweet's murder.

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* ClearMyName: As if George didn't have enough to worry about, he's framed for Sweet's [[spoiler:Sweet's]] murder.



* DeadfootLeadfoot: [[spoiler:Devereau is killed after taking over the train, but unfortunately there's still a heavy toolbox sitting on the dead-man's pedal. Modern locomotives use an intermittent alerter system to avoid this potential for abuse.]]
* DumbMuscle: Devereau claims Reace is this.

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* CrooksAreBetterArmed: Played straight. The Feds have revolvers. Devereau and his men have what appear to be M-16s.
* DeadfootLeadfoot: [[spoiler:Devereau is killed after taking over the train, but unfortunately there's still a heavy toolbox sitting on the dead-man's gas pedal. Modern locomotives use an intermittent alerter system to avoid this potential for abuse.]]
* DumbMuscle: Devereau claims Reace is this."like a child."


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** Averted when it is revealed that the manhunt for George was a ruse to bring him in and get information on Devereau's plan. Then, sadly, reinstated when the shoot-out at the end is [[TheLopSidedArmOfTheLaw started by the Feds]].
1st Sep '16 7:18:48 AM KneadToKnow
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* AndADietCoke: The '70s version: we see two [[BigEater very hefty men]] in the dining car drinking Tab.
1st Sep '16 7:13:30 AM KneadToKnow
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* DumbMuscle: Devereaux claims Reace is this.
* EvilKnockoff: Devereaux has an EvilMinion who can impersonate Professor Schreiner.

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* DumbMuscle: Devereaux Devereau claims Reace is this.
* EvilKnockoff: Devereaux Devereau has an EvilMinion who can impersonate Professor Schreiner.



* TheTeetotaler: Professor Schreiner, which [[spoiler:provides Stevens with an important clue to Devereaux's plan]].

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* TheTeetotaler: Professor Schreiner, which [[spoiler:provides Stevens with an important clue to Devereaux's Devereau's plan]].
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