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The Flying Scotsman

Based on a true story, The Flying Scotsman follows Graeme Obree (played by Jonny Lee Miller) who faced numerous obstacles when trying to compete as a world class cyclist. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 04 May 2007
Video Release: 18 Sep 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Why are the cycling authorities so opposed to Graeme? How difficult is it to integrate new advancements into a sport? How is his aerodynamic riding style used today? Graeme is credited with inventing the “Superman” riding position. Although it is now banned, numerous riders in the 1990s won races using this style.

How does Graeme’s mental illness affect his ability to deal with disappointment? Is it a factor or not? What role does the support of his family and friends play in his success?

The revolutionary cyclist is attempting to break the human-powered land speed record in the United States in September 2012. He plans to do so on an unconventional main frame he is building in his own kitchen.

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