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The World’s Fastest Indian

Director: Roger Donaldson

NEW ZEALAND • 2005 • 127 MIN.


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The World’s Fastest Indian refers to the classic Indian Scout motorcycle that was the prized possession of New Zealander Burt Munro. Born in 1899 in the small town of Invercargill, New Zealand, Munro longed to break through the barriers of provincial anonymity and make an enduring name for himself. After spending a lifetime fine-tuning his beloved bike, Munro headed to barren Utah in 1967 to fulfil his destiny. At an advanced age, he broke the world record for speed, setting one that still stands to this day. Munro is now considered one of New Zealand’s national heroes. Anthony Hopkins, the acclaimed performer who brought such unforgettable figures as Hannibal Lecter, Titus Andronicus and Richard Nixon to the screen, embodies the legendary Munro finesse with equal commitment. The boundless vitality of this passionate, dynamic man who sought to defy all the odds will leave you cheering.

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