Silver Streak (1976)

220px-Silver-Streak-Poster“You stupid, ignorant son of a bitch, dumb bastard. Jesus Christ. I’ve met some dumb bastards in my time but you outdo them all.” – George Caldwell

Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Nov 2013)

Brief Synopsis – A book editor inadvertently gets involved in a murder on  a train traveling from LA to Chicago.

My Take on it – Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were always great together.  This movie is no exception.  Wilder is always best playing the normal guy who has a knack for getting himself in trouble.

This movie’s murder-mystery plot is very 1970’s, but in this movie, the plot is just there to help move the comedy along, not the other way around like usual. I laughed out loud numerous times and the fine line between humor and drama worked well in this movie.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) is still my favorite Wilder-Pryor collaboration, but this one is now a close second.

Wilder’s impersonation of a black man is truly hilarious.

Bottom Line – Fun movie, very 70’s, but Wilder and Pryor are great as always. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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