The World's Fastest Indian

The World's Fastest Indian

The World's Fastest Indian

From Roger Donaldson (Smash Palace), the true story of Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) from Invercargill who set out to set the land speed record at the ripe old age of 68.

Munro spent several decades building a modified classic Indian motorcycle. He did so on the cheap, using that famous Kiwi ingenuity, then headed to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, to attempt to brake the land speed record. Variety: "Tells the tale of a funny old coot who sets out to become the world's fastest motorcyclist at an age when most of his contemporaries are settling into rocking chairs."

Winner of 7 awards, including Best Film, Screenplay, Actor and Director, at the NZ Film Awards 2006.
2005Rating: PG, Mild coarse language, Mature themes127 minsUSA, New Zealand
AdventureDrama
Director:
Roger Donaldson ('The Recruit', 'Dante's Peak', 'Cocktail', 'Smash Palace', 'Sleeping Dogs')
Writer:
Roger Donaldson
Cast:
Anthony HopkinsDiane LaddPaul RodriguezBruce GreenwoodChris LawfordPhoebe FalconerGreg Johnson

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The World's Fastest Indian / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The heart of the matter, the whimsically resilient personality of its subject, rings so true as to prevail over the script's ordinariness and silly indulgences...

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Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

Hopkin's Munro is a thoughtful and complete characterisation...

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

This is not a great New Zealand film. But it's a bloody good one...

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