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