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The world's fastest Indian

Author: Anthony HopkinsDiane LaddPaul RodriguezAaron MurphyChristopher Kennedy LawfordAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Distributed by Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Action and adventure films
Biographical films
Sports films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Adventure
Biographical
Sports
Adventure films
Drama
Named Person: Burt Munro; Burt Munro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Hopkins; Diane Ladd; Paul Rodriguez; Aaron Murphy; Christopher Kennedy Lawford; Roger Donaldson; Gary Hannam; John J Kelly; OLC/Rights Entertainment (Firm); Tanlay AG.; New Zealand Film Production Fund.; New Zealand Film Commission.; Three Dogs & a Pony (Firm); Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 65288572
Language Note: English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: Making of The World's Fastest Indian; audio commentary with writer/director Roger Donaldson; deleted scenes; Burt Munro-- offerings to the god of speed / produced and directed by Roger Donaldson (1971: 26 min.) featuring historical footage of the real Burt Munro; Southland : Burt's hometown of Invercargill; soundtrack promo.
Credits: Director of photography, David Gribble ; editor, John Gilbert ; music, J. Peter Robinson ; costume designers, Nancy Cavallaro, Jane Holland ; production designers, Robert Gillies, J. Dennis Washington ; visual effects supervisor, Kent Houston.
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Paul Rodriguez, Aaron Murphy, Chris Lawford, Bruce Greenwood, Patrick Flueger.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief language, drug use and a sexual reference.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Offerings to the God of speed --
Making of The World's fastest Indian.
Other Titles: Burt Munro-- offerings to the god of speed.
Responsibility: OLC/Rights Entertainment and Tanlay AG, the New Zealand Film Production Fund and the New Zealand Film Commission, in association with 3 Dogs & a Pony present ; a Donaldson/Hannam production ; a Roger Donaldson film ; written and directed by Roger Donaldson ; producers, Roger Donaldson, Gary Hannam ; co-producer, John J. Kelly.

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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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