Silver Streak on VHS. Comedy, crime, action movie starring Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh. With Patrick McGoohan, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, Ray Walston, Scatman Crothers, Fred Willard, Richard Kiel. Directed by Arthur Hiller. 1976.
From the box (car):
In this wild 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 defy the murderer’s henchmen, FBI agents and a host of other outrageous characters.
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More classic comedy duo: Richard Pryor / Gene Wilder Triple Feature (Stir Crazy / See No Evil, Hear No Evil / Another You)
More Pryor: The Richard Pryor Collection (Which Way is Up?/ Brewster`s Millions/ Car Wash/ Bustin` Loose)
Blazing Saddles on VHS. Starring Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Mel Brooks. With Alex Karras, David Huddleston, Liam Dunn, John Hillerman, George Furth, Dom DeLuise. Directed by Mel Brooks. 1974.
From the box:
Never Give A Saga An Even Break!
The railroad’s got to run through the town of Rock Ridge. How do you drive out the townfolk in order to steal their land? Send in the toughest gang you got… and name a new sheriff who’ll last about 24 hours.
But that’s not really what Blazing Saddles is about. Once Mel Brooks’ lunatic film — #6 on the American Film Institute’s List of all-time Top 100 Comedy Movies — gets started, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns, howlers, growlers and outrageous assaults on one’s funnybone.
Cleavon Little as the new lawman, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid, Brooks himself as a dimwitted governor, Harvey Korman as hissably corrupt Hedley Lamarr, Alex Karras as the bewildered Mongo and Madeline Kahn as saloon singer Lili Von Shtupp all give this sagebrush saga their lunatic best. And when Blazing Saddles can’t contain itself at the finale, it just proves the Old West will never be the same.
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