The World's Fastest Indian

The World's Fastest Indian

DVD - 2006
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Burt Munro, a Kiwi from far south New Zealand has been building and rebuilding his motorcycle for the last 40 years, dreaming of the day when he and the bike can go to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and see what they can really do. When Burt's heart goes bad on him, his dreaming is threatened to come to an end. Luckily, Burt is not ready to stop dreaming. He decides to mortgage his house and bring his dream to life. He and the motorcycle head for American to participate in 'Speed Week'. His journey from Long Beach to Utah brings him through a cross section of American 'characters'. Each recognizes in Burt, that burning desire to achieve a dream and each helps him in the way that they can to make that dream happen. When Burt finally stands on Bonneville Salt Flats, by himself thinking of all the greatness that has transpired here and now he, Burt Munro, can at last test himself on this 'sacred ground'
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Pictures, 2006
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE WORLD
Characteristics: optical
1 videodisc (PG-13)(approximately 127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: bonus film : the original documentary (1971) "Offerings to the God of Speed" featuring historical footage of the real Burt Munro; Southland : Burt's hometown of Invercargill; The making of "The World's Fastest Indian"; Feature commentary with writer/director Roger Donaldson; Deleted scenes
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005

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dfsmithaz
Feb 20, 2017

You're never too old for the ride of your life..
Inspiring.
But, chronologically wrong. Burty took his ride in '67, not 1962. He couldn't have picked up a GI bound for Vietnam until 1964.

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gonzo1066
Dec 23, 2013

The best auto,mechanical movie ever made in my book. Great true story, well scripted, well acted and well shot. You can tell that Anthony wore this character to its full potential. This is another film that I have to watch every year before I go to the salt flats.

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ericbrown
Apr 19, 2013

If you are interested we talked about this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club. We discuss three movies a month and we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month.

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mexicanadiense
Mar 25, 2013

A sweet-natured little film that is greater than the sum of its parts. Anthony Hopkins gives a fine performance in the lead, and the director's lifelong passion for telling this story shines through in every frame.

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Cannes
Dec 28, 2011

Truly heart-warming. A term too easily used to describe trite hollywood garbage but this movie is really good. Gearheads can be the best people.

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wgaikins
Feb 26, 2011

Based on the true story, and a 1967 world record that has not been broken to this day, Anthony Hopkins plays Burt Monro the kiwi who never let his dreams die and races his patchwork classic indian motorcycle (1920 indian scout) at the utah saltflats -- the film shows the record made was 201.5 MPH but the actual record was 205.67 MPH(unofficial becaue it was not completed, he crashed), the official record is 201.0. and i my opinion that is way faster than i would like to ride a new motorcycle never mind the frightening piece of equipment shown in the film

great family movie about keeping dreams alive, but also about kindness and treating everyone fairly and with respect.

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eeLmon
Nov 07, 2008

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