PG certificateSilver Streak is a Film programme that first aired in 1976 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Silver Streak is a 3 star programme

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Silver Streak (1976)

Directed by
Arthur Hiller

This amusing 1976 screwball comedy thiller, starring Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor and Jill Clayburgh, has shades of a seriously skewed North by Northwest. Mostly set aboard the Los Angeles-Chicago Silver Streak express, book editor George Caldwell (Wilder) boards the train and bumps into Hilly Burns (Clayburgh) who reveals she and her boss are on their way to Chicago to expose a group of art forgers. But when Caldwell sees her dead boss being dumped from the train, he finds himself caught up in the plot. When he's also thrown off the train and conveniently arrested on a minor charge, he realises that not only is he in danger but so is Hilly.

Escaping custody with petty thief Grover Muldoon (Pryor), the two manage to get back on the train. Now all the two have to do is catch the murderous gang, led by the suave Roger Devereau (Patrick McGoohan), free Hilly and stop the now driverless, runaway train from crashing through Chicago station.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1976

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Gene WilderGene Wilder...George Caldwell
Image for Jill ClayburghJill Clayburgh...Hilly Burns
Richard Pryor...Grover Muldoon
Image for Patrick McGoohanPatrick McGoohan...Roger Devereau
Image for Ned BeattyNed Beatty...Bob Sweet
Clifton James...Sheriff Oliver Chauncey
Ray Walston...Mr. Edgar Whiney
Stefan Gierasch...Prof. Schreiner
Len Birman...Chief Donaldson
Valerie Curtin...Plain Jane
Lucille Benson...Rita Babtree
Image for Scatman CrothersScatman Crothers...Ralston
Image for Richard KielRichard Kiel...Reace
Fred Willard...Jerry Jarvis
Delos V. Smith Jr....Burt