Silver Streak is a 1976 comedy “thriller” film about a murder on a Los Angeles-to-Chicago train trip. It features Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, and Richard Pryor and the film’s score was by Henry Mancini (think Pink Panther theme and Moon River).
The actual plot is a little convoluted and not particularly compelling, but it did help showcase Gene Wilder’s and Richard Pryor’s performances. Both were hilarious and a pleasure to watch. Their collaboration was definitely the highlight of the movie.
There really isn’t much else to say. Silver Streak is in general an easy-going, fun movie to watch on a Saturday night. If you’re a fan of Gene Wilder, then you’ll probably like the movie. I’d give it a 7/10.