It's about motorcycle racing. But among all the biking footage in a yarn about a 'revolutionary' prototype which challenges and, natch, licks all world championship comers, there's not one memorable shot of the machine in action.

It’s about motorcycle racing. But among all the biking footage in a yarn about a ‘revolutionary’ prototype which challenges and, natch, licks all world championship comers, there’s not one memorable shot of the machine in action.

That’s a big pity, as the model – a genuine prototype built by Britisher Barry Hart – will certainly whet the appetites of two-wheel fans. But the film’s action sequences prove generally disappointing.

Plot [from an original story by Michael Billington] is routine, but no worse than many, and the acting does favors for the dialog. Popstar David Essex is a natural as the ingenuous-looking Cockney fellow who can turn on a sneer when needed. Beau Bridges is fine as the loud-mouthed American Goliath against whom David pits his derided British mount.

Silver Dream Racer

UK

Production

Rank. Director David Wickes; Producer Rene Dupont; Screenplay David Wickes; Camera Paul Beeson; Editor Peter Hollywood; Music David Essex, John Cameron (dir.); Art Director Malcolm Middleton

Crew

(Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1980. Running time: 111 MIN.

With

David Essex Beau Bridges Cristina Raines Harry H. Corbett Diane Keen Lee Montague
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