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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.
Why Is The World’s Fastest Indian Rated PG-13?
The World’s Fastest Indian is rated PG-13 for brief language, drug use, and a sexual reference.
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Burt’s eccentricities include urinating on his lemon tree and making brief references to male body parts. Although unmarried, he has two sexual encounters, one with an elderly female friend and another with a stranger he meets while driving through the western U.S. (We only see them waking up the next morning with no nudity.) After turning down advances from prostitutes who are patrolling the streets, Burt meets and befriends Tina, a transvestite. Later, Tina gives Burt a kiss on the cheek when the motorcycle racer leaves Los Angeles. Burt tells Tom about the accidental death of his twin brother. Several secondary characters are shown smoking and drinking. However, Burt voices his strong disapproval of their habits. He uses a Native American remedy made from ground up animal parts for a health problem. During a race, Burt sustains a severe burn to his leg and crashes while driving at high speeds. Characters use mild and moderate profanities, including some sexual terms.
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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!