The World's Fastest Indian [DVD]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)

Special Features


  • Bonus film: The original documentary (1971)- "Offerings to the God of Speed" featuring historical footage of the real Burt Munro (Also directed by Roger Donaldson)
  • Special features: Southland: Burt's hometown of Invercargill
  • The making of "The World's Fastest Indian"
  • Feature commentary with writer/director Roger Donaldson
  • Deleted scenes
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Offerings to the God of Speed
The World's Fastest Indian
The true story of a man who never gave up on his dreams of doing something big -- and doing it very, very fast -- provides the basis for this engaging comedy drama. Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) was born in 1899 in Invercargill, New Zealand. From childhood, Munro had a passion for machines that moved fast, and when he was 21 he bought his first motorcycle, an Indian model with a 600 cc engine. Motorcycles became an obsession that stayed with Munro for the rest of his life, as he constantly tinkered with his beloved Indian machine, modifying the engine and frame, determined to see just how fast he could make it run. In 1967, Munro decided it was high time he proved to himself and the world just what he and his machine could do, and he booked passage for the United States, with the goal of breaking the world's land speed record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats. As Munro made his way across America to Utah, he discovered not everyone took his dream seriously, but some did, and he made a handful of friends along the way, including Ada (Diane Ladd), a widow who fell for Munro's rough charm, and Fernando (Paul Rodriguez), a car dealer who offered to help him. However, when he finally arrived at Bonneville, Munro was told his machine was unsafe to participate in the time trials, and -- far worse -- he was too old to ride. It took some intervention from a ranking American driver, Jim Moffett (Chris Lawford), before Munro was given his chance to ride the famous Salt Flats. The World's Fastest Indian was written and directed by Roger Donaldson, who early in his career made a documentary about the real Burt Munro, Offerings to the Gods of Speed. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi




Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

84%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    talk about speed & defining moments!

    Posted
    MrGarcia

    Best movie since Tin Cup if you like determination only this one is a true story. A fiction writer could not have given Burt Munro a better life than he had. Take a trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats with Burt and see if he sets the speed record or not. I personally placed this movie on Mrs Garcia's "Must See" list & she loved it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Movie

    Posted
    FlorenceFire

    This is a great movie based on a true story. the movie follows a man on his journey to set the world land speed record for a motorcycle and all the troubles he has along the way i would recommend this movie to everyone

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Movie In a while.

    Posted
    FA5T
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    Can't believe this did not catch my eye when it came out. Maybe Hopkins' best side. Fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD

    Posted
    Mel1234

    Great enterainment for the whole family. The story line well laid out whith highs and low that can always be expected out of life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A biker must movie

    Posted
    Deedeedah
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    If you love to ryde you'll enjoy this movie. A must see for any cycle enthusiast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awsome movie

    Posted
    oliver
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Seen this movie years ago and had to watch it again, great price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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