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Still shot from the movie: The World’s Fastest Indian.

The World’s Fastest Indian

For nearly 40 years Burt Munro (Anthony Hopkins) has been tinkering with the engine of the Indian Scout motorcycle he bought as a young man. Now all the New Zealand native wants is an opportunity to ride his machine at the land speed trials on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: C
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Theater Release: 02 Feb 2006
Video Release: 13 Jun 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Home Video Extra Features

The thrill of the race just gets better with the DVD release of The World’s Fastest Indian. Catch a glimpse of the real Burt Munro and some 1971 historical footage in the documentary Offerings to the God of Speed. Visit Southland, Burt’s hometown of Invercargill, New Zealand. Examine the inner workings of the production with a making-of featurette and deleted scenes, as well as by listening to the commentary by director Roger Donaldson. Audio tracks are available in English—so start your engines!

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