A derivative farce from one of the masters of derivation, Colin Higgins, who has made a career of studying Hitchcock, transforming some of the plots to comedies, and riding the crest of the wave to success. This picture earned well over $30 million due, in great part, to Pryor's brief
but hysterical appearance. He and Wilder would team up again for STIR CRAZY.
Wilder is a meek book executive who wants to take a leisurely train ride from Los Angeles to Chicago aboard the Silver Streak train. Instead, his trip turns out to be a nightmare. He meets and romances Clayburgh, an art professor's assistant who is traveling in an adjoining compartment. The pair