Silver Streak is a 1976 American buddy comedy thriller film about a murder on a Los Angeles-to-Chicago train journey. It was directed by Arthur Hiller and stars Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, and Richard Pryor, with Patrick McGoohan, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, and Richard Kiel in supporting roles. The film score is by Henry Mancini. This film marked the first pairing of Wilder and Pryor, who were later paired in three more films.
Book editor George Caldwell is traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago for his sister's wedding aboard a train called the Silver Streak. On board, George meets a vitamin salesman named Bob Sweet and a woman named Hilly Burns. Hilly works for Professor Schreiner, a well-known but reclusive art historian who is on a publicity tour for his new book on Rembrandt.
|genre||action comedy mystery thriller|
|keywords||arrest art dealer behead book editor capture chicago dead body dead man dead man\'s switch disabled drink fall fbi fbi agent federal agent federal bureau of investigation former partner kansas city kill los angeles misunderstand morning move patrol car phone call rembrandt rescue run sports car steal think train station travel wed|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||action comedy buddy comedy comedy thriller|