A Pryor Engagement

Silver Streak

Pryor and Wilder team up for a genre-defining buddy picture.

Image from Silver Streak

USA 1976
Dir Arthur Hiller
With Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor, Ned Beatty
Digital 4K
Certificate PG

Set on a train from Los Angeles to Chicago, Silver Streak marks Pryor’s first collaboration with his frequent co-star Gene Wilder. The film mixes romance, comedy, caper, and big-budget action, and set the template for a generation of genre-bending buddy movies, with Wilder and Pryor’s chemistry creating the gold standard.