Silver Dream Racer

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Silver Dream Racer
Silver Dream Racer FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by David Wickes
Produced by David Wickes
Written by Michael Billington (story)
David Wickes (screenplay)
Starring David Essex
Cinematography Paul Beeson
Distributed by Rank Organisation
Release dates 1980
Running time UK: 111 min
USA: 101 min
Language English

Silver Dream Racer (1980) is a motor-racing film starring British pop star David Essex and Beau Bridges. The film was produced, written and directed by David Wickes. It would become the last film to be distributed by the Rank Organisation.[1]

Plot[edit]

Nick Freeman is an aspiring motorcycle racer. But after Nick's brother dies before he is able to test and race the new experimental motorcycle he's developed, Nick inherits the responsibility to prove his brother's design. In spite of a series of tough setbacks, including the loss of his girlfriend, Nick goes into the big race at the British Grand Prix with all his energy and concentration bent on winning. But underhanded American racer (Beau Bridges) is also among the competitors and he is determined to ruin Nick's chances. Numerous incidents happen before Nick crosses the finish line in first place.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

This would be last feature film made by Harry H. Corbett.

Some scenes were filmed during the 1979 Grand Prix at Silverstone, Northamptonshire.

Barry Hart designed the Silver Dream alongside James Valence who built the motorcycle.

Reception[edit]

The film was not a commercial success at the box office. It holds a 30% fresh rating on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Huxley. "Losses of £1.6m sound the knell for cinema production." Times [London, England] 7 June 1980: 17. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 16 Apr. 2014.

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