History Film / SilverStreak

9th Jun '17 10:49:31 PM nombretomado
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9th Apr '17 5:36:25 PM themisterfree
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While trying to get intimate with Hilly, 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]], 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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While trying to get intimate with Hilly, 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]], 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 to stop Devereau and rescue Hilly.


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* OnlySaneMan: George is a simple book editor with a love of gardening, who suddenly finds himself caught in a web of intrigue between government agents, art forgers and a random criminal who becomes his partner as he tries to stop the plot.
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]].
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