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The World's Fastest Indian -- The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.
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13 October 2005 (New Zealand) See more »
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Based On One Hell Of A True Story See more »
Plot:
The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle -- a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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10 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Anthony Hopkins ... Burt Munro
Iain Rea ... George
Tessa Mitchell ... Sarah
Aaron Murphy ... Tom
Tim Shadbolt ... Frank
Annie Whittle ... Fran
Greg Johnson ... Duncan

Antony Starr ... Jeff
Kate Sullivan ... Doris

Craig Hall ... Antarctic Angel
Jim Bowman ... Cook
Alison Bruce ... Doctor
Phoebe Falconer ... Janice Springfield
Charles Pierard ... Bank Manager
Barry Ryan ... Burt's Neighbour
Bill Richardson ... Burt's Neighbour

Mick Rose ... Brian
Tony Wilson ... Captain
Wesley Dowdell ... Troy
Todd Emerson ... Purser
Daniel Sing ... Ken
Mark Ruka ... Crewman
Campbell Cooley ... Engineer
James Gaylyn ... Customs Official
Latham Gaines ... Passport Officer

Steve O'Neill ... Interrogating Officer

Dan Moody ... Second Officer

Carlos Lacamara ... Cabbie (as Carlos La Camara)
Martha Carter ... Girl
Noelle Lee Kaine ... Hooker

Chris Williams ... Tina

Kristen Marie Jensen ... Waitress (as Kristen Marie Hullinger)

Paul Rodriguez ... Fernando
Tom Jacobsen ... Clerk
David Stevens ... Second Clerk

Charles Halford ... Gas Station Attendant
Mark Kolodziej Jr. ... Kid

Saginaw Grant ... Jake

Diane Ladd ... Ada

Juliana Bellinger ... Jackie
Annette Wright ... Rhonda
Morgan Lund ... Leroy the Cowboy
Bill Osborne ... Cop

Patrick John Flueger ... Rusty (as Patrick Flueger)

Christopher Lawford ... Jim Moffett (as Chris Lawford)

Gavin Grazer ... Mike

Bruce Greenwood ... Jerry
Tim Farmer ... Warren

Michael Mantell ... Glenn
Nicholas Lanier ... Bystander

William Lucking ... Rolly

Walton Goggins ... Marty

Eric Pierpoint ... Earl

Jessica Cauffiel ... Wendy
Laurel Moglen ... Ali

Chris Bruno ... Bob

Joe Howard ... Otto
Brian Clark ... Nevada Cop
Kyle Shearing ... Antartic Angel
Alex Cunningham ... Antartic Angel
Aaron Geange ... Antartic Angel
Dallas Ryan ... Antartic Angel
Andrew Tree ... Antartic Angel
Jarn Hayes ... Antartic Angel
Glen Ridd ... Antartic Angel
Jeremy Holmes ... Antartic Angel
Jeff Manson ... Antartic Angel
Tony Morris ... Antartic Angel
John Sievwright ... Antartic Angel
Craig Hubber ... The Band
Peter Skerrett ... The Band
Morgan Bickley ... The Band
Roger Chilton ... The Band
David Goodall ... The Band
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Gonzales ... Assistant Mechanic (uncredited)

Joseph Daniel Hamilton ... Passenger (uncredited)

Jim Jepson ... Jim's Crew (uncredited)

Aaron Justesen ... Jim's Crew (uncredited)
Thomas McMinn ... Jim's Crew (uncredited)
Grant Lee Peterson ... Binocular Guy (uncredited)
Aaron Radl ... Official (uncredited)
Joe Ries ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
J. Owen Rogers ... James (uncredited)

Tim Sabuco ... Mechanic (uncredited)
James Stevens ... Attendant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roger Donaldson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roger Donaldson  written by

Produced by
Roger Donaldson .... producer
Murray Francis .... line producer: New Zealand
Megumi Fukasawa .... executive producer
Charles Hannah .... executive producer
Gary Hannam .... producer
Masaharu Inaba .... executive producer
Satoru Iseki .... executive producer
John J. Kelly .... co-producer
Barrie M. Osborne .... executive producer
Don Schain .... line producer: Salt Lake City
 
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
 
Cinematography by
David Gribble 
 
Film Editing by
John Gilbert 
 
Casting by
Dianne Crittenden 
Jeff Johnson 
Diana Rowan 
 
Production Design by
Robert Gillies 
J. Dennis Washington 
 
Art Direction by
Roger Guise 
Mark Hofeling 
 
Set Decoration by
Jackie Gilmore 
Ken Kirchner 
Jennifer Ward 
 
Costume Design by
Nancy Cavallaro 
Jane Holland 
 
Makeup Department
Hayley Atherton .... hair stylist: New Zealand
Hayley Atherton .... makeup artist: New Zealand
Debra East .... makeup supervisor: New Zealand
Jenna Kilgrow .... assistant hair stylist: New Zealand
Anne Neilson .... key makeup artist: New Zealand
Robin Michelle Patrick .... hair designer: Utah
Robin Michelle Patrick .... makeup designer: Utah
Claire Rutledge .... additional make up artist
Claire Rutledge .... crowd makeup artist: New Zealand
Lisa Shearer .... assistant makeup artist: New Zealand
Paula Shepherd .... key hair stylist: Utah
Tara Starling .... assistant makeup artist: Utah (as Tara St. Farling)
 
Production Management
Nikki Baigent .... production manager
Rosemary Dority .... post-production supervisor
John J. Kelly .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emma Cross .... second assistant director
Miriam Footer .... second assistant director
Cody Harbaugh .... second second assistant director
Donald Hauer .... first assistant director
Jane McCurdy .... third assistant director
Sean Mobbs .... third assistant director
Toby Pease .... first assistant director
Peggy Stuber .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott Arneman .... property master
Zach Becroft .... stand-by props
Tyson W. Brad .... set dresser
David Brothers .... scenic artist
Steve Broussard .... construction foreman
Mark Brownlie .... carpenter
Peter Carter .... carpenter
Ron Denny .... leading hand
Ken Diamond .... art department buyer (as Ken E. Diamond)
Scott Dotson .... lead carpenter
Joel Douglas .... carpenter
Paul Dulieu .... props buyer
Nicole Eldredge .... set dresser
Wray Featherstone .... assistant property master
Darrin Fletcher .... storyboard artist
J.J. Gerber .... props assistant
Fraser Harvey .... construction manager
Adam Henderson .... set dresser
Tane Jarrett .... hammer hand
Kimo Jones .... construction coordinator
Lucas Jones .... construction laborer
Michael Kirkland .... painter
Jason Koning .... art department runner
Cassidy Latham .... props intern
Dustin Lawrence .... carpenter
Gareth Mills .... set dresser
Richard T. Olson .... art department coordinator
Dennis J. Parrish .... property consultant
Richard Penrod .... art lead man
Jane Priem .... art department production assistant
Paul Radford .... scenic artist
Nick Reynolds .... carpenter
Paul M. Rohrbaugh III .... painter (as Paul Rohrbaugh)
Jarmila Miki Vala .... painter
Megan Vertelle .... set dresser
Patrick Walker .... assistant stand-by props
Spencer Wheatley .... set dresser
Eric Young .... carpenter
Hamish Young .... carpenter
Jeffrey Angell .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ray Beentjes .... supervising dialogue editor
Douglas Cameron .... production sound mixer
Gethin Creagh .... sound re-recording mixer
Fred Enholmer .... boom operator
Joseph L. Garrard .... boom operator
Melanie Graham .... sound effects editor
Michael Hedges .... sound re-recording mixer
Gilbert Lake .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Lambourn .... sound effects editor
Robyn McFarlane .... foley recordist
Polly McKinnon .... dialogue editor
Carolyn McLaughlin .... foley artist
Tim Prebble .... supervising sound editor
Nigel Scott .... adr recordist
John Simpson .... foley artist
Tom Smythe .... sound trainee
Chris Todd .... dialogue editor
Justin Webster .... assistant dialogue editor
Mike Westgate .... sound mixer
Dave Whitehead .... sound effects editor
Tom Buys .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Cluff .... special effects crew
Phil Cory .... special effects coordinator (as Philip Cory)
Ged Slaven .... special effects assistant
Grant van Hide .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Ashton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
Nick Booth .... scanning and recording supervisor: Weta Digital
Adam Bradley .... digital artist: Weta Digital
Enid Dalkoff .... digital artist
David Hampton .... scanning and recording technician: Weta Digital
G.G. Heitmann Demers .... digital compositor: Weta Digital
Quentin Hema .... paint & rotoscoping supervisor
Kent Houston .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew Merkovich .... visual effects artist
Wolfgang Niedermeier .... matchmover
Terron Pratt .... visual effects coordinator: Digiscope
Hamish Schumacher .... senior paint artist: Weta Digital LTD
Christopher Stack .... colorist: Digiscope
Mary Stuart-Welch .... visual effects producer
Pete Williams .... digital imaging manager: Weta Digital
Travis Baumann .... lead Inferno artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ted Barba .... stunts
Kathy Jarvis .... stunt driver
Brad Jessey .... stunt driver
Myke Schwartz .... stunt camera vehicles
Myke Schwartz .... stunt double
Paul E. Short .... stunts
Lou Simon .... stunt double
Patrick J. Statham .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Lemani Archibald .... best boy lighting
Steve Barnes .... first assistant camera
Mary Boregino .... camera loader
Alex Boynton .... grip
Raoul Butler .... still photographer
Richard Curtis .... gaffer
Allen Dial .... grip
Mark Doering-Powell .... additional cinematographer
Mark Doering-Powell .... camera operator: "c" camera
Roger Feenstra .... camera: second unit
Brendan Gribble .... focus puller
George Griner .... camera operator
Fred Hayes .... still photographer
Logan Heaney .... grip trainee
Richard Hendricks .... best boy grip
Nick Hutchinson .... focus puller: second camera
Jason Jensen .... first assistant Steadicam
Bengt Jonsson .... camera operator
Tracy Keele .... grip
Shawn Lacy .... key grip
Matt Larson .... video assist runner
Fritz Lindbeck .... best boy electric
Dean Maxted .... key grip
Simon Miya .... second assistant camera
Don Muirhead .... camera operator: "a" camera
Gaylen Nebeker .... video assist supervisor
Tye Nelson .... second assistant camera: third unit
Todd Nevill .... grip
Michael Newton .... lighting assistant
Mark Olsen .... camera operator
Jason Painter .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jason Painter .... second assistant camera
Chris Ruane .... generator operator
Peter Sisson .... grip
Caleb Staines .... camera loader
Michael Steel .... clapper loader
Robert Stone .... electrician (as Robert Summerstone)
Craig Sullivan .... grip
Eruera Sutherland .... lighting assistant
Dean Thomas .... video assist operator
Craig C. Wallace .... electrician
Jason Walser .... dolly grip
Joey Watts .... second assistant camera
Johnny Wheeler .... best boy grip
Garlan Wilde .... gaffer
Jason Winget .... electrician
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Ben Ruffell .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Katherine Coffield .... extras casting assistant
Riwia Fox .... casting assistant
Shawn Mehling .... extras casting coordinator
Michael V. Nicolo .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cecile Bridgford .... costume stand-by assistant
Sian Evans .... costume supervisor
Amy Fegely .... costume supervisor
Barbara Nelson .... costumer
Melody Newton .... assistant costume stand-by
Natalie Pascual .... costume assistant
Amy Jean Roberts .... costumer
Kacie Seamons .... costumer
Brooke Westberg .... costumer
Joan Wilson .... costume stand-by
 
Editorial Department
Bridgette Fahey-Goldsmith .... first assistant editor
Colin Harrison .... digital intermediate colorist
Shanon Moratti .... digital intermediate on-line editor
Cara Poulson .... assistant editor
Jon Rush .... telecine colorist: dailies
Peter Skarratt .... first assistant editor
Simon Ward .... telecine assistant
Billy Wychgel .... digital intermediate support
 
Music Department
Paul Buckmaster .... orchestrator
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Christian Kriegeskotte .... orchestral copyist
Jon Kull .... orchestrator
Dennis McCarthy .... orchestrator
Larry Rench .... additional orchestrator
Lise Richardson .... music editor
J. Peter Robinson .... conductor
J. Peter Robinson .... orchestrator
J. Peter Robinson .... score producer
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Peter Tomashek .... additional orchestrator
Matt McLeod .... scoring stage crew (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Mike Law .... driver
Stephen Rippey .... driver: maxi-van
Glenn Shaw .... transportation manager
Rick Spidell .... car hauler
 
Other crew
Pamela Dore Alford .... production assistant
Hayley Badham .... assistant: Don Schain, Utah
Dallin Bassett .... production assistant
James Bereece .... production assistant
Deni Bevin .... production runner
James Blick .... assistant: Roger Donaldson, New Zealand
Carey Cambridge .... production runner
Jennifer Chapman .... assistant production coordinator
Scott E. Chester .... production supervisor: Bonneville
Rachel Cooke .... assistant: Roger Donaldson, New Zealand
Mark Cross .... production coordinator
David Dilley .... production assistant
Kathleen Dombo .... payroll accountant
Jock Fyfe .... location manager
Charlotte Gardiner .... location assistant
Brent Geisler .... production assistant
Steven Greenstreet .... production assistant
Rob Grieve .... production assistant
Jeremiah Hansen .... production assistant
Ani Heinig .... location manager
Katie Holland .... production assistant
Awanui Te Huia .... production assistant
Michael Kiely .... lead production accountant (as Mike Kiely)
Tara Landry .... assistant production coordinator
Helen Mackenzie .... production accountant
Krystal Mathiesen .... assistant production accountant
Clay Maw .... location assistant
Grant McKinnon .... second best boy
Jeff Midgley .... medic coordinator
Shauna Miller .... production coordinator
Kate Morrison .... script supervisor
Loren Nebeker .... technician: HotHead
Philip O'Donnell .... trainee production assistant
David Oster .... production assistant
April Perine .... assistant: Roger Donaldson, Utah
Benjamin Rafferty .... assistant location manager
Vanessa Redmond .... assistant accountant
Jennifer Ricci .... assistant production accountant
Niccola Sanderson .... production coordinator
Mick Sinclair .... production lawyer
Greg Snyder .... assistant: Roger Donaldson, Utah
Sarah Spurway .... cast coordinator
Jackie Sullivan .... script supervisor
Vanessa Taylor .... titles
Monique Tourelle .... production assistant: Anthony Hopkins, New Zealand
Karla Wallace .... production secretary
Rebecca Whyte .... trainee production assistant
Andy Wickens .... vault manager
Donna Wills .... assistant accountant
Tommy Woodard .... film commission specialist: Utah
Tomomi Yokoyama .... assistant: Masaharu Inaba
 
Thanks
Peter Jackson .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief language, drug use and a sexual reference
Runtime:
127 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tim Shadbolt, who plays Frank in the movie was actually the Mayor of Invercargill in real life from 1998 to present (as of 2010).See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Burt Munro arrives at the Flamingo Hotel and is thumbing through his money to pay the cab fare, his dollar bill is clearly a Federal Reserve Note and not the silver certificate at the time. If it was important enough to show the scene, it should have been important enough to know and procure the right generation of currency. Federal Reserve Notes were not in existence until as the silver certificates were being retired, in the later 1960s.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Burt Munro:[rolling a distance gauge] 93... 94... 95... 96... 97...
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Soundtrack:
You Are My SunshineSee more »

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199 out of 229 people found the following review useful.
A Chick Flick for Guys., 3 July 2005
Author: tony-dowson from New Zealand

A true story with a nice mix of emotion and motorcycles.

At a sneak preview of this movie in Burt Munro 's hometown - Invercargill, I noticed at the end that many of the men had moist eyes -not that the film is weepy or sycophantic in any way - it's simply inspirational.

The hero/underdog here is a social misfit, a self-confessed dirty old man but a lovable one. He loves the ladies and he loves speeding on his vintage Indian Scout "modified somewhat" along the open beach of Invercargill in Southern New Zealand. Beach bike racers still contest the Burt Munro Trophy on Oreti beach.

Burt's 1967 record at Bonneville still stands.

Anthony Hopkins manages the problematic Kiwi accent well to deliver a touching, funny and realistic depiction of Burt in his quest to be the fastest thing on two wheels. Sir Anthony said that it's the best thing he's ever done and it's hard to disagree based on his laconic and lovable portrayal.

Outstanding cameos by the likes of Annie Whittle and Diane Ladd simply add depth and verisimilitude to the film. Tim Shadbolt, well he definitely acted in the film...

Complete and convincing performances that warm the heart and show true humanity shining through.

The cinematography is clear and precise, the action scenes are mercifully free of special effects and Burt's kiwi innovation and guile win the day.

A new classic from Roger Donaldson.

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