The World's Fastest Indian

The World's Fastest Indian

DVD - 2006
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Burt Munro, a Kiwi from far south New Zealand has been building and rebuilding his motorcycle for the last 40 years, dreaming of the day when he and the bike can go to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and see what they can really do. When Burt's heart goes bad on him, his dreaming is threatened to come to an end. Luckily, Burt is not ready to stop dreaming. He decides to mortgage his house and bring his dream to life. He and the motorcycle head for American to participate in 'Speed Week'. His journey from Long Beach to Utah brings him through a cross section of American 'characters'. Each recognizes in Burt, that burning desire to achieve a dream and each helps him in the way that they can to make that dream happen. When Burt finally stands on Bonneville Salt Flats, by himself thinking of all the greatness that has transpired here and now he, Burt Munro, can at last test himself on this 'sacred ground'


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ArapahoeJillK Nov 17, 2019

Enjoyable film that showcases the power of perseverance and living your dream.

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ArapahoeStaff8 Jul 08, 2017

The story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years rebuilding a 1920 Indian motorcycle, which helped him set the land speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

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Nov 24, 2018

Wow! What a movie! Anything Anthony Hopkins does is amazing! Love stories that are "real". Follow your dreams and make them happen. What an amazing tale, the true stories are the BEST stories! Go Burt Go!

Feb 02, 2018

Very entertaining movie. Do the things you love and love the things you do! Just put your heart into it!

Feb 20, 2017

You're never too old for the ride of your life..
But, chronologically wrong. Burty took his ride in '67, not 1962. He couldn't have picked up a GI bound for Vietnam until 1964.

Dec 23, 2013

The best auto,mechanical movie ever made in my book. Great true story, well scripted, well acted and well shot. You can tell that Anthony wore this character to its full potential. This is another film that I have to watch every year before I go to the salt flats.

Apr 19, 2013

If you are interested we talked about this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club. We discuss three movies a month and we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month.

Mar 25, 2013

A sweet-natured little film that is greater than the sum of its parts. Anthony Hopkins gives a fine performance in the lead, and the director's lifelong passion for telling this story shines through in every frame.

Dec 28, 2011

Truly heart-warming. A term too easily used to describe trite hollywood garbage but this movie is really good. Gearheads can be the best people.

Nov 07, 2008

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