The World’s Fastest Indian

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Shown: September 4, 2022 at 6pm

Director : Roger Donaldson

Country : New Zealand

Release Date : 2005

Duration : 127 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

A biographical sports drama film based on the Invercargill, New Zealand, speed bike racer Burt Munro and his highly modified 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle. Munro set numerous land speed records for motorcycles with engines less than 1,000 cc at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah in the late 1950s and into the 1960s. The film stars Anthony Hopkins who has said in interviews that Burt Munro was one of the easiest roles that he has ever played in his career; simply because Munro’s view on life was very similar to his own. A warm and endearing portrayal of an age-defying thrill seeker.

“It features the finest, and most unique, performance by Anthony Hopkins in years and will leave you smiling long after you leave the theatre.”  (Richard Propes – The Independent