PG | | Action, Comedy, Crime
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.
Every time George (Gene Wilder) falls off of the train, he shouts "son of a bitch!"
I can't pass for black.
Grover Muldoon: Who you tellin'?I didn't say I was gonna make you black. I said I was gonna get you on the train. Now we got to make them cops think you're black.
George Caldwell: It'll never work. Never.
Grover Muldoon: What, you afraid it won't come off?
When Jerry Jarvis locates his supervisor in Chicago and tells him that the Silver Streak is running without an engineer, the supervisor looks down at his watch and says that the train will arrive in four minutes. Without knowing the train's specific location at that time, and with no reason to know in advance the timetable of an out-of-control train, the supervisor would have no information with which to make that time estimate.
When Silver Streak was first shown on TV, it had scenes that were not in the home video version, such as: