THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN (Theatrical Release USA 2005)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

The World’s Fastest Indian
bases itself on the true story of New Zealand’s Burt Munro who ships his Indian motorcycle to the United States in hopes of setting the winning speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Pleasurable scenery from 1960s New Zealand along with Anthony Hopkins distinguished acting abilities create a film that is unique. This film is not for children due to sexual references and partial nudity.

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Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) has been modifying an old Indian motorcycle so that it can top the highest United States speed records for motorcycles less than 1000 cc. He takes a cargo ship to the United States and despite multiple challenges arrives on the Bonneville Salt Flats and sets a new speed record.

Additional Thanks

Great Work for Director, Producer, and Writer Roger Donaldson. Thank you to Executive Producers Megumi Fukasawa, Satoru Iseki, Barrie M. Osborne, Masaharu Inaba, and Charles Hannah for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: George (Iain Rea), Sarah (Tessa Mitchell), Tom (Aaron Murphy), Frank (Tim Shadbolt), Fran (Annie Whittle), Duncan (Greg Johnson), Jeff (Antony Starr), Doris (Kate Sullivan), Antarctic Angel (Craig Hall), and Cook (Jim Bowman).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film informs, educates, and interestingly details the process of overcoming obstacles to achieve big dreams.

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Ben Meyers

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