George has been in a mental hospital for three years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but ... See full summary »
Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old ... See full summary »
Angel Ramirez Jr.
Completely innocent man, Michael Jordon, is drawn into a web of government secrets when a girl carrying a mysterious package gets into a taxi with him. When she's later murdered, Michael becomes the chief suspect and goes on the run.
Larry Abbot, speaker in the radio horror shows of Manhattan Mystery Theater, wants to marry. For the marriage, he takes his fiancée home to the castle where he grew up, among his eccentric ... See full summary »
An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes is to get the killer after him.Written by
An exasperated Chief Donaldson warns the assistant controller of an impending crash at the fictional "Central Station" in Chicago - however, in several crowd shots, a sign reading "Union Station Menswear" is plainly visible. See more »
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.
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When Silver Streak was first shown on TV, it had scenes that were not in the home video version, such as:
There's an extra scene of George and Rita talking. She inquires as to if he was riding hobo on the train.
A longer scene of Rita and George taking off in the airplane.
At the beginning when George arrives at the train station, the taxi driver comments that since George is going from Los Angeles to Chicago and a train that he must be a sucker for boredom.
A scene where the Silver Streak is pulling into the Kansas City station, which takes place right before Grover and George rush in.
My comments are based on many viewings of this film
Silver Streak would appear on a favorites list for me, top 50 maybe, certainly top 100. It's a movie that I've encouraged my children and grandchildren to watch. I might add that they liked it too. The plot is good with action and suspense. Certainly it's not the kind of action one sees in today's films but that's fine with me. There's no gore and no fantastic acrobatics or fights, but this film is never boring.
While the story is light and has plenty of funny moments, it shouldn't be labled "comedy" despite what your video store may say. It's an action adventure movie with good doses of comedy and romance. Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, and Ned Beatty each do a nice job outside of preconceived notions. The musical score isn't bad either.
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