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The World's Fastest Indian
The World's Fastest Indian
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Avg. Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars(based on 85 reviews)
Sales Rank: 13
Category: DVD

Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Saginaw Grant, Diane Ladd, Walton Goggins, Christopher Lawford, Aaron Murphy (ii), William Lucking, Paul Rodriguez, Laurel Moglen, Jessica Cauffiel, Annie Whittle, Chris Williams (xii), Eric Pierpoint, Chris Bruno, Carlos Lacamara, Patrick Flueger, Bruce Greenwood, Joe Howard, Gavin Grazer, Iain Rea
Director: Roger Donaldson
Publisher: Magnolia
Studio: Magnolia
Manufacturer: Magnolia
Label: Magnolia
Format: Color, Widescreen, Ntsc
Language: English (Original Language)
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Media: DVD
Running Time: 127 minutes
Number Of Items: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Shipping Weight (lbs): 0.1
Dimensions (in): 7.4 x 5.4 x 0.6

UPC: 876964000260
EAN: 0876964000260

Release Date: June 13, 2006
Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days

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Editorial Reviews:
A movie that exudes affection and goodwill, The World's Fastest Indian is an unabashed mash note to a lovely character from New Zealand's recent past. Burt Munro, played by Anthony Hopkins, is a cantankerous Kiwi with an obsession: he's been tinkering with his 1920s-era Indian brand motorcycle for years, pushing it to ever-faster speeds. It's the 1960s, and Burt has the utterly mad idea of taking the bike to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, site of world records for speed racing. The movie takes a while to get to the journey--and then the journey takes a while--but the genial atmosphere prevails. (People of a certain age, for whom the word "Bonneville" evokes pleasant associations with hotrods and world-speed records, will not be disappointed in the film's location shooting, or its sense of awe.) Hopkins is not quite on-the-money casting for the jovial, happy-go-lucky Munro, and his accent wavers, but he nails the emotional scenes and the fascination with speed. Smaller bits are well-filled by Diane Ladd and Christopher Lawford (son of Peter), who looks uncannily of the era. New Zealand director Roger Donaldson doesn't take any chances here, but the story clearly means something to him, and that sense of commitment carries the film through its sleepier moments. --Robert Horton

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5 out of 5 stars Wonderful Movie   July 27, 2006
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

I went to this movie because Hopkins was in it and also because my mom is a motorcycle maniac. We went together and we laughed, cried, and both agreed this movie is one of the best. I recommend it to everyone!

5 out of 5 stars I thought this movie was about a "Hard 2 Kill" Redman   July 27, 2006
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

I have since learned that it is about a very popular "brand" of motorcycle from years past.
I ordered this movie for my friend @ work, and he tells me it's one of his all time favorites...

Maybe he'll let me borrow it someday. :(

5 out of 5 stars I plan to break the land speed record with my indian.   July 27, 2006
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

I hadn't heard anything about this movie, I just sorta stumbled on it. WOW!!!! What a great movie. It is based on a true story, so right off the bat I gotta like it. The main character (and he is a character) lives in New Zealand and his dream is to go to the Boniville salt flats and attempt to break a land speed record with his 1947 Indian motorcycle. He is not rich, so everything is done on the cheap. Watching him slowly work towards his dream was inspiring. However; my favorite thing is that throughout the movie we see that people are basically good. At every turn people pitched in to help him. It was refreshing to see the world as a nice place to live. There are occasional mature moments, but I wouldn't have a problem watching this movie with Teens. I highly recommend this movie.

5 out of 5 stars great movie not just for bike nuts   July 27, 2006
  1 out of 1 found this review helpful

this was a very good story that the whole family can enjoy.
Burt is a nut and is played very well in the movie.
I have enjoyed this movie and have seen it 3x so far.

3 out of 5 stars very nice but several problems   July 26, 2006
  0 out of 1 found this review helpful

There's lots of good things about this movie: excellent scenery,a charismatic lead,the whole follow the dream thing. But what strains credibility is the constant bumbling that the movie portrays in Munro's journey. And his poor hearing is driven into the ground - what? what? what? This film certainly was a welcome change of pace for Hopkins.

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