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The Flying Scotsman (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 29 June 2007 (UK)
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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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Young Graeme Obree
Joseph Carney ...
Child Gang Leader
Crawford McInally-Kier ...
First Child Bully
Jan Plazalski ...
Second Child Bully
Niall Macgregor ...
Graeme's Father
Julie Austin ...
Graeme's Mother
Morag Calder ...
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Jean Marie Coffey ...
Woman at Finish Line
Christopher Anderson ...
Baby Ewan
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Douglas Baxter
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Scobie
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Katie
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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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29 June 2007 (UK)  »

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O Escocês Voador  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£60,754 (United Kingdom), 1 July 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,337, 6 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$136,074, 20 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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In March 2010, Graeme Obree was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame to honor his achievements as one of Scotland's greatest cyclists (reported in the Daily Record of 16th March 2010). Although born in England, he has spent most of his life in Scotland, currently lives there and has a Scottish accent, therefore he is Scottish. 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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Shame only on limited release in US
11 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

A fantastic portrayal of a true champion - who battled not only the physical elements required for cycling but also mental illness to become one of the greatest cyclists of all time. Johnny Lee Miller is a revelation in the lead role and ably supported by Brian Cox and Billy Boyd. Shame it is not on full release as this is a story that should be heard, unlike other triumph against disaster sappy biopics which have been allowed a wider release. Even if you are not interested in cycling as a sport, this is more about the challenges life puts in your way on the route to any goal and how single-mindedness and determination can win the day but can also be derailed.

Go and see this if you can America - I know he was British but the film and the story speak for themselves.


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