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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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The true story of the unlikely champion that inspired a nation. See more »

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic elements and strong language | See all certifications »
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O Escocês Voador  »

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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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Possibly the best Sports Movie I have ever seen
25 June 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Were this to have been a sports movie, it would have still been very much worth the ticket. However, the personal story and the battles he had to fight turned this into something so much more. I took my wife, my son and his girlfriend to see this and we all came away feeling the same. 3 of us knew so much about Graeme Obree, but my son's girlfriend had never heard of him, and has no interest in most sport, especially not cycling. That we all loved it says they got that balance right. The cast were excellent with Jonny Lee Miller playing Obree to perfection. Ably supported by Billy Boyd and Brian Cox and Laura Fraser as his wife. This film may do something to raise the profile of amateur cycling. However, even more importantly, it may highlight the issues associated with mental illness. Try to see it, you will not regret it.


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