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Silver Dream Racer (1980)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  September 1983 (USA)
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A young hot-headed motorbike enthusiast inherits the prototype for an incredibly fast machine which was designed by his brother. He successfully gets the finance for it, and uses the bike ... See full summary »

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A young hot-headed motorbike enthusiast inherits the prototype for an incredibly fast machine which was designed by his brother. He successfully gets the finance for it, and uses the bike to challenge for the world championship at Silverstone. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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A Dangerous Story of Love, Obsession and the Ruthless Spirit of Competition.

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Last feature film of 'Harry H Corbett'. See more »

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Silver Dream Machine
Written by David Essex
Sung by David Essex
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I got a lot of love inside...
9 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Tell me for god-sake why people slate this movie?

I'm no Essexmania reject I'm not old enough, & I like Kurosawa & Truffaut movies mixed with a little German expressionism. However I am a racing fan, & herein lays the reason I like this movie, the ending. There's a well worn saying "You couldn't write stuff like that" but I've seen it happen for real on track. Hell, you can all see unimaginable feats on the race track every few weeks from Valentino Rossi in the Moto GP series (incidentally for those in the know, checkout David Essex' shaggy hair & earring, pretty similar to The Doctor!!)

Yeah you can tell it was made in 1980 but who cares, what's the preoccupation with always having a present day setting? The racing scenes minus the awful blue screen are sheer class, as are the crashes. Give it a chance, like McQueen's Le Mans it'll at least give you a few race thrills with the first viewing. It's not Citizen Kane, but it's not as unwatchable as people would like to make out.

It gets 9 just for the ending race sequence.


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