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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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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 Stereo (recorded in)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Essex was only insured to ride the motorcycle up to 15 MPH. Motorcycle racer Roger Marshall was used to double for Essex for the race scenes. See more »

Alternate Versions

On its initial release in the UK in 1980, the film was given a AA (over 14) certificate. The producers were unhappy that many younger David Essex fans were prohibited from seeing the movie so a few months later the film was re-released with an A certificate. Some profanity was re dubbed and a few scenes of nudity were removed to achieve the lower rating. See more »

Connections

References Moonraker (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Silver Dream Machine
Written by David Essex (uncredited)
Sung by David Essex
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Loved it then, still love it now!
11 August 2005 | by sarah-594See all my reviews

I used to love watching this years ago with my dad and this film got me into bikes too!!! When it was released on DVD i was so chuffed, but unfortunately it had a different ending, gutted! But i finally got a copy on laser-disc with the "unhappy" ending and i love it just as much now as i did then, i don't care if i'm in the minority. This film as lasted the test of time in my books and its great! Surprisingly enough the bike still looked good too after all these years, loved the sound track too! To be honest i wasn't much of a David Essex fan until i watched this film, but now have great respect for him and his work (acting and singing) and no before everyone thinks it I'm not an 85 year old lady who loves him, for the record i'm 23. So all in all a great film for all ages, as long as you watch the crash ending anyway!!! Love the film, love the bike and love the soundtrack!!!

Sarah


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