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Silver Dream Racer (1980)

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 »

Director:

David Wickes

Writers:

Michael Billington (story), David Wickes (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Essex ... Nick Freeman
Beau Bridges ... Bruce McBride
Cristina Raines ... Julie Prince
Clarke Peters ... Cider Jones
Harry H. Corbett ... Wiggins
Diane Keen ... Tina Freeman
Lee Montague ... Jack Freeman
Sheila White ... Carol
Patrick Ryecart ... Benson
Ed Bishop ... Al Peterson
T.P. McKenna ... Bank Manager
David Baxt ... Ben Mendoza
Barrie Rutter ... Privateer
Doyle Richmond Doyle Richmond ... Cider's Brother
Nick Brimble ... Jack Davis
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Storyline

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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Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran triunfo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The bike featured in the crash scene at the end of the movie was actually a Yamaha 250 GP bike dressed up to look like the 500cc Silver Dream Racer. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two different endings to this film in circulation. The full version ends with David Essex lifting his arms in victory as his motorbike crosses the finish line. Seconds after he does so the bike begins to wobble, then spins out of control and crashes spectacularly. The second version concludes with a freeze-frame immediately after Essex crosses the line and raises his arms. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Last Horror Film (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

I Think I'll Always Love You
Written by David Essex
Sung by Victi Silva (as Victy Silva)
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Awesome
4 August 2005 | by ianrthompsonSee all my reviews

I can't believe that they don't make films like this anymore!!!!! This film is excellent. It has great characters i.e. Cider and fantastic acting from the seminal David Essex. The theme tune and opening sequence is the best ever and just makes you want to ride motorbikes. The training montage is far better then anything in Rocky and I have been eating Alpen ever since. And the ending is fabulous from the moment Barry Sheene pops a wheelie to the dramatic climax. That Bridges bloke is excellent as the villain and David Essex has some fantastic lines such as "Can I have my bike back". Look for the superb Nick Brimble in a cameo as a tall hard man, a role that he has made his own. My mate likes this film so much, he now races motorbikes. And another mate, well his mum loves the early scene of the dudes on scramblers. If you like motorbikes, you'll love this film. Oh yeah, don't watch the "new" ending on DVD as it is pump.


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