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Space Riders
Space riders barry sheene duran duran edited edited
Background information
Directed by Joe Massot
Written by Felicity Hiberdine
Produced by Felicity Hiberdine
Original music Mulligan
Editor John Foster
Length 89 mins
featuring music by Duran Duran

Space Riders is a 1984 movie directed by Joe Massot, starring MotoGP world champion Barry Sheene as himself. The film features "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran.

About the filmEdit

The film tells the story of Sheene's pursuit of the world title, which begins with a re-enactment of his near-fatal accident at Brands Hatch (UK) and includes his recovery.

Despite his position atop the marquee, Sheene does not appear in about 80% of the film's footage. Much of the filming of the race sequences with Barry Sheene took place at Donington Park race circuit close to East Midlands Airport (UK). Many of the stunts were arranged by Stunt coordinator Roy Alon.

Written and produced by Felicity Hibberdine, the film features hit songs from the era as narration. Songs such as "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen, "Glittering Prize" by Simple Minds and "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran are used to add to the mood.

CastEdit

  • Barry Sheene - Barry
  • Gavin Harris - Ron Harris
  • Toshiya Ito - Masao Yamashta
  • Stephanie McLean - Stephanie
  • Sayo Inaba - Mika Yamashta
  • Caroline Evans - Joanne
  • Hiroshi Kato - Chairman
  • Jeff Harding - Mike Lockwood
  • Marina Sirtis - Girl in Porsche
  • Akira Kobayashi - Japanese Executive

Soundtrack Edit

  • Theme Music - Alal Darby
  • "Hungry Like The Wolf" - Duran Duran
  • "Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen
  • "Glittering Prize" - Simple Minds
  • "Love's Comin' At Ya" - Melba Moore
  • "Outside" - The Fixx
  • "Reggae High" - The Dub Band
  • "We Can Work It Out" - Brass Construction
  • "Lucky Star" - Tall Girls Group

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