World's Fastest Indian

World's Fastest Indian

Anthony Hopkins
Director: Roger Donaldson Cast: Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
, Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
, Paul Rodriguez
Paul Rodriguez
Roger Donaldson

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/2006
UPC: 0876964000260
Original Release: 2005
Rating: PG-13
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 2:07:00
Sales rank: 4,016

Special Features

Closed Caption; 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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Hopkins Burt Munro
Diane Ladd Ada
Paul Rodriguez Fernando
Aaron Murphy Tom
Annie Whittle Fran
Chris Bruno Bob Higby
Carlos Lacamara Cabbie
Jessica Cauffiel Wendy
Patrick Flueger Rusty
Walton Goggins Marty Dickerson
Bruce Greenwood Jerry
Joe Howard Otto Donner
Christopher Lawford Jim Moffet
Gavin Grazer Mike
William Lucking Rolly Free
Eric Pierpoint Earl
Laurel Moglen Ali
Chris Williams Tina
Brian Clark Cop

Technical Credits
Roger Donaldson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Douglas Cameron Sound/Sound Designer
Nancy Cavallaro Costumes/Costume Designer
Dianne Crittenden Casting
Masaki Fukasawa Executive Producer
John Gilbert Editor
Robert Gillies Production Designer
David Gribble Cinematographer
Charles Hannah Executive Producer
Gary Hannam Producer
Jane Holland Costumes/Costume Designer
Masaharu Inaba Executive Producer
Satoru Iseki Executive Producer
John Kelly Co-producer
Barrie M. Osborne Executive Producer
J. Peter Robinson Score Composer
Diana Rowan Casting
Dennis Washington Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The World's Fastest Indian
1. Wake-Up Call [4:16]
2. Perfect Recipe [5:53]
3. Celebration [7:03]
4. Good Morning [4:09]
5. Doctor's Orders [6:59]
6. Bonneville Bound [6:31]
7. All Aboard [4:34]
8. Sunset Strip [6:04]
9. A Sweetheart [4:21]
10. A Favor [5:49]
11. His Motorcycle [6:31]
12. New Friend [4:24]
13. Blade of Grass [4:02]
14. Traveling Soldier [5:08]
15. War Stories [3:19]
16. The Speedway [4:39]
17. Sizing Up the Competition [4:14]
18. Rules and Regulations [4:49]
19. Not Finished Yet [4:23]
20. Bending the Rules [5:14]
21. Souvenirs [2:27]
22. Special Gift [2:13]
23. Now or Never [4:47]
24. Return Home / End Credits [5:11]

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