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The Flying Scotsman (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 29 June 2007 (UK)
The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his championship only to have his title stripped from him and his mental health problems which he has suffered since.

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The Flying Scotsman is a feature film based on the remarkable true story of Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree. In 1993, and as an unemployed amateur, Obree broke the world one-hour record on a bike of his own revolutionary design, which he constructed out of scrap metal and parts of a washing machine. Written by Sharon Howat

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Hope made him a dreamer. Heart made him a hero. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements and strong language | See all certifications »
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$78,337 (USA) (4 May 2007)

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$136,074 (USA) (18 May 2007)
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David Tennant was cast in this film but had to drop out because of changed dates. See more »

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Several vehicles on the 1993 Glasgow streets are models not available at that time (including a Vauxhall Tigra introduced in 1994, and a Ford Focus, which was not introduced until 1998). See more »

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Anne Obree: [Graeme is stretching] No you're bum does not look big in those cycling shorts
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Referenced in Passione: Episode #1.1 (2010) See more »

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Much more than a cycling story
16 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An inspiring movie I had the pleasure of seeing at the Edinburgh film festival. I was briefly in the same cycling club as Obree. I followed his career and read his autobiography. I still cycle today and boy was I pleasantly surprised at the twists, turns and intrigue which come out in the movie; it gave me new perspectives on a complex and colourful life.

What Obree did was monumental and this film does him justice, shedding light on his inner struggles and showcasing what an innovative, committed and strong world beater the man is. Don't pigeon hole this as some kind of sports extravaganza - it is a highly entertaining look at the life of an entertaining and brilliant man.


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