20th Century Fox (Edward K. Milkis & Thomas L.
DP: David M. Walsh
Ed: David Bretherton
Mus: Henry Mancini
Gene Wilder (George Caldwell), Richard Pryor (Grover Muldoon),
Jill Clayburgh (Hilly Burns), Patrick McGoohan (Roger Devereau), Ned Beatty (Bob Sweet)
spoof of Hitchcockian thrillers and 1970's disaster movies, both of which were still incredibly popular with audiences during the time of release.
Gene Wilder stars as a hapless publisher who witnesses a murder
on a transcontinental train and becomes involved in the conspiracy to cover it up.
This memorable comedy-thriller is among Wilder's best works,
which saw his first on-screen collaboration with fellow comedian Richard Pryor, albeit a partnership which only comes into fruition halfway through the film.