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May 20, 2009

Silver Streak (1976) – Film Review

Filed under: Film Review — smackamack @ 4:55 pm


silverstreakPlot:George Caldwell is taking a slow restful trip to Chicago on the Silver Streak. Or so he thinks. He’s involved in a love affair, a murder, is thrown from the train, wanted by the police, and joins forces with a car thief to re-board the train to save his love.

This film is one of the many colaborated pieces by both Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.  The film is a dark comedy involving murder, love, and comedy…the first half was pretty boring, but as the film went on the film began to pick up speed and become funnier.  However, I definitely don’t think its Gene Wilders best role, I am one of his biggest fans, and I would rather recommend Young Frankenstein or Blazing Saddles.

silver_streak_1976_685x385I recommend this film to people who are Richard Pryor/Gene Wilder fans…2/5 stars. 

Here is the funniest scene of the film by far…and most famous:


1 Comment »

  1. …or Willy Wonka!

    Comment by Mel — May 21, 2009 @ 6:38 am | Reply

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