From Silver Streak...

Richard Pryor to Gene Wilder...

"Jesus, that's how you murdered your victims?! Put 'em in a car and bounced 'em to death?!"

drcynic drcynic
26-30, M
9 Responses Feb 25, 2009

And I finally get why this quote is funny, lol.

Young Frank!!!!!

"E Arrivato Zampano!" La Strada<br />
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"We're closed." Marlene Dietrich to Orson Welles in "A Touch of Evil"<br />
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"How would a boil even know about Barbara Simmons?" How To Get Ahead In Advertising<br />
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"My orders say I'm not supposed to know where we're going but one look at you and I know it's gonna be hot." Apocalypse Now<br />
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"Time to play our William Tell game." Naked Lunch<br />
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"Do it for Van Gogh, baby!" Blue Velvet<br />
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"Ah lass. Do you know how fine you are to me?" Rob Roy<br />
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"He's going to be very popular!" Young Frankenstein<br />
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"Come back here, baby! Once you make it with a man with no legs you never go back!" Trading Places<br />
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"People come, people go, that's how it is in The Grand Hotel." Grand Hotel

I'm trying to think of what Lynn Stalmaster, who casted all the movies they were in together was thinking... Originally, the two had been set to be in Blazing Saddles, but at first, Mel Brooks had wanted Gene to play Hedley Lamarr, but Wilder didn't feel he was right for the part and wanted to play Jim. Brooks didn't feel he was old enough, so he agreed to play the Fox in The Little Prince, and Gig Young was gonna play Jim. Young fell to pieces with a breakdown and the studio refused to pay for Pryor, so Brooks replaced Pryor with Cleavon Little, and he called Wilder who was in London, Wilder asked them to change his scheduling, and he flew to Los Angeles to play Jim.

I loved both of those movies. Classic stuff and a brilliant pairing of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. That must've looked weird on paper, but it worked perfectly!<br />
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One of my favorite movies from this era is "The In-Laws"...the original with Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, not the crappy remake with Michael Douglas. Favorite lines: When they're facing the firing squad, Sheldon wails, "I've only had four women in my life. Two of them, my wife!" And how could you forget "Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!!"

Lol... I loved that running gag... I also thought where he tried to flag that truck down and it just passed him by, he started bitching and you couldn't really hear him. It was classic... Also, the ending is one of the most awesome endings in movie history. :)

Both Silver Streak and Stir Crazy were hilarous......I still love how Gene Wilder would say "son of a bit*h" each time he was thrown off the train........also I still see him with the shoe polish, dancing......<br />
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I agree with you Dr. Cynic

Silver Streak was the first of the four pairings between Wilder and Pryor, and although Stir Crazy is funnier, Silver Streak was the best movie of the four.<br />
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It's a great movie. It has something for everyone. Comedy, Action, Drama, Romance. It's awesome.

loved that movie!...............one of my favorite movie lines from Ocean Eleven<br />
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Brad Pitt standing outside the prison as George Clooney's exits in a tuxedo "Gee I hope you were the groom"<br />
George Clooney not missing a beat to Brad pitt wearing a silver, shiny shirt "Ted Nugent called and wants his shirt back"..............absolutely love that scene..