Directed by Arthur Hiller • 1976 • United States
Starring Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Pryor
In this wild (and wildly popular) buddy-comedy adventure, rail passenger George Caldwell (Gene Wilder) finds that a romantic escapade with a sultry secretary (Jill Clayburgh) puts him in the middle of a Hitchcockian murder plot. Leaping on and off the train, in and out of roomettes, bars, and dining cars, George teams up with an amiable small-time crook (Richard Pryor) to elude the murderous henchmen, FBI agents, and assorted outrageous characters whom he encounters along the way.
Please be advised: this film contains racial slurs and scenes involving blackface.