YMMV / Silver Streak

  • Crosses the Line Twice/Crowning Moment of Funny: In order to sneak past the police, Grover switches clothes with George and covers his face in brown shoe-polish. The film was made during the very narrow period in the '70s where you could get away with jokes like this.
    • Even better, the original scene had a white guy fooled by the make-up. Richard Pryor suggested having a black man walk in and not be fooled at all, even willing to walk off the set if it wasn't changed. His instincts were right.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Richard Kiel has a small supporting role as a Giant Mook with bad dental work. In his autobiography, Kiel relates how one reporter from the premiere of Spy pissed him off by trying to manufacture a controversy by asking him if Eon was trying to rip Silver Streak off by casting him as Jaws.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In a previous art scandal, Devereau is suspected/confirmed to have blown up an entire passenger plane to kill a handful of people who might have exposed him.
  • Shout-Out: This line from Grover to George: