History Film / SilverStreak

28th Oct '14 4:22:34 AM akih08
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* BerserkButton: Grover's reaction to Devereau dropping the N-Bomb on him...priceless!
23rd Jul '14 7:25:11 PM Mdumas43073
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-->'''George:''' Are you crazy? I thought we were gonna take the Chevy in the back?\\ '''Grover:''' Chevy? That's a jerk-off, man! This here is ''pure pussy''!\\ '''George:''' "Pure pussy"? Tell that to the judge!
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-->'''George:''' Are you crazy? I thought we were gonna take the Chevy in the back?\\ '''Grover:''' back? -->'''Grover:''' Chevy? That's a jerk-off, man! This here is ''pure pussy''!\\ '''George:''' pussy''! -->'''George:''' "Pure pussy"? Tell that to the judge!
23rd Jul '14 7:24:26 PM Mdumas43073
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* BookEnds: Provided by the train porter, Ralston: -->"Goodbye, L.A., goodbye!" -->"Hello, Chicago, hello!"
23rd Jul '14 7:18:55 PM Mdumas43073
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A 1976 comedy/action/mystery starring Creator/GeneWilder, Jill Clayburgh, and Creator/RichardPryor.
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A 1976 comedy/action/mystery film starring Creator/GeneWilder, Jill Clayburgh, and Creator/RichardPryor.
23rd Jul '14 7:17:04 PM Mdumas43073
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* FictionalCounterpart: [=AMRoad=], for Amtrak. The "Silver Streak" itself is presumably based on Amtrak's "Southwest Chief" train. The train scenes were actually filmed using the thinly disguised Canadian Pacific Railway "Canadian".
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* FictionalCounterpart: [=AMRoad=], for Amtrak. The "Silver Streak" itself is presumably based on Amtrak's "Southwest Chief" train. The train (though the train scenes were actually filmed using the thinly disguised Canadian Pacific Railway "Canadian"."Canadian").
23rd Jul '14 7:12:57 PM Mdumas43073
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* SaltAndPepper: The first of four team-ups between Wilder & Pryor.
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* SaltAndPepper: The first of four team-ups between Wilder & Pryor.George and Grover.

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* SaltAndPepper: ThoseTwoActors: The first of four team-ups between Wilder & and Pryor.
7th Jan '14 4:26:56 PM LongLiveHumour
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''NorthByNorthwest'', which the director of ''SilverStreak'' admired.
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''NorthByNorthwest'', ''Creator/NorthByNorthwest'', which the director of ''SilverStreak'' ''Silver Streak'' admired.
2nd Aug '13 1:58:48 PM drcynic
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George Caldwell (Wilder) is a book editor traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago via a passenger train nicknamed the "Silver Streak". On board, he meets a vitamin salesman named Bob Sweet (Ned Beatty) and a secretary named Hilly Burns (Clayburgh), who he quickly romances. While they are trying to get intimate, George sees the body of Hilly's employer, Professor Schreiner, falling off the roof. When George attempts to investigate, he too is thrown off the train. He eventually makes his way back on the train, and tells Bob Sweet what happened. Sweet reveals that he's actually an FBI agent who's been tailing international art dealer, Roger Devereau ([[Series/DangerMan Patrick]] [[Series/ThePrisoner McGoohan]]), and believes that he's the one responsible for Schreiner's death. Schreiner's new book on Rembrandt would have exposed several of Devereau's prized pieces as frauds. However, Devereau's henchmen kill Sweet, and attempt to kill George who escapes the train, hoping to inform the authorities. Unfortunately, Devereau has already framed George for Sweet's death. He is able to evade the police with the aid of a thief named Grover T. Muldoon (Pryor), and must find a way back aboard the Silver Streak and rescue Hilly.
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George Caldwell (Wilder) is a book editor traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago via a passenger train nicknamed the "Silver Streak". On board, he meets a vitamin salesman named Bob Sweet (Ned Beatty) and a secretary named Hilly Burns (Clayburgh), who he quickly romances. While they are trying to get intimate, George sees the body of Hilly's employer, Professor Schreiner, falling off the roof. When George attempts to investigate, he too is thrown off the train. He eventually makes his way back on the train, and tells Bob Sweet what happened. Sweet reveals that he's actually an FBI agent who's been tailing international art dealer, Roger Devereau ([[Series/DangerMan Patrick]] [[Series/ThePrisoner McGoohan]]), and believes that he's the one responsible for Schreiner's death. Schreiner's new book on Rembrandt would have exposed several of Devereau's prized pieces as frauds. However, Devereau's henchmen [[spoiler: kill Sweet, Sweet]], and attempt to kill George who escapes the train, hoping to inform the authorities. Unfortunately, Devereau has already framed George for Sweet's death. He is able to evade the police with the aid of a thief named Grover T. Muldoon (Pryor), and must find a way back aboard the Silver Streak and rescue Hilly.
2nd Aug '13 1:57:07 PM drcynic
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** Also George and most of the other male characters wear bell bottom pants, which completely date the movie as made in the 1970s.
2nd Aug '13 1:55:00 PM drcynic
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* BloodfromtheMouth: [[spoiler: Bob Sweet\Stevens]] after being shot dies this way while talking to George.
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* BloodfromtheMouth: BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler: Bob Sweet\Stevens]] Sweet]] after being shot dies this way while talking to George.
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