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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 (an original story by), 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo (recorded in)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Essex sings the songs featured in the soundtrack, including Silver Dream Machine. 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

Silver Dream Machine
Written by David Essex (uncredited)
Sung by David Essex
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Rubbish
5 July 2002 | by maxipetal-1See all my reviews

Arguably the worst film I have ever seen. All prints of this film should be destroyed. I have been a keen motorcyclist all my life, and was rather looking forward to this film. Although it was released over 20 years ago, I didn't see it until just recently. I wish I hadn't bothered.


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