About

A somewhat daffy book editor on a rail trip from Los Angeles to Chicago thinks that he sees a murdered man thrown from the train. When he can find no one who will believe him, he starts doing some investigating of his own. But all that accomplishes is to get the killer after him.

6.9
19
Directed by

Arthur Hiller

Written by

Colin Higgins (Screenplay)

Runtime

114 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

By train, by plane, by the edge of your seat - It's the most hilarious suspense ride of your life!

Cast

Keywords

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Lists

#95 on AFI's 100 years...100 laughs AFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Sound