Silver Dream Racer

Silver Dream Racer

David Wickes (1980)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Whatever happened to David Essex? Here he is, near the end of his heyday, racing motorbikes, dressing in leather, trying to be James Dean and keeping Brylcreem in business. He wrote the music, too. The plot kicks in when Essex is given the mean machine of the title, a space-age ride designed to leave American ace rider Beau Bridges on the starting grid. Love interest is secondary. A vanity project from beginning to end, it tries hard to be a British Wild Angels, Easy Rider or Electra Glide in Blue, but rarely rises above the level of a clapped out Vespa.


A garage mechanic inherits his dead brother's high-powered motorcycle, giving him the chance to fulfil his dream of achieving success on the speedway track. Drama, starring David Essex, Beau Bridges, Cristina Raines, Harry H Corbett and Diane Keen.

Cast & Crew

Actor David Essex
Actor Beau Bridges
Actor Christina Raines
Actor Clarke Peters
Actor Harry H Corbett
Director David Wickes
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray