David Essex (Nick Freeman), Beau Bridges (Bruce McBride),
Christina Raines (Julie Prince), Harry H. Corbett (Wiggins)
The last film to be funded by British production company
Rank before it became assimilated into other companies (eventually going defunct in 1996). Unfortunately, it's less a swan song and more a whimper.
Silver Dream Racer is a cliche-ridden, derivative sports
drama starring David Essex at the peak of his success as a garage mechanic who becomes a motorcycle racer.
The script is as asinine as the Essex-penned songs on the
soundtrack and the performances aren't anything particularly special either.
It's worth noting that the versions edited for British
cinemas is vastly different from the one which was released internationally, as one has a downbeat (and unintentionally hilarious) ending.