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The Flying Scotsman ()


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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... See more »

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Graeme Obree
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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 ...
First Office Receptionist
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Malky
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Anne Obree
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
Pauline Lynch ...
Second Office Receptionist
Gary Hollywood ...
Cycle Courier
Moray Hunter ...
Armstrong
Kieran Tennant ...
First Kid in Street
Stuart Glen ...
Second Kid in Street
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Ernst Hagemann
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Francesco Moser
Dennis Matsuki ...
First Cycling Official
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Second Cycling Official
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Third Cycling Official
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"Specialized" Representative
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Adult Gang Leader
Adrian Grove ...
Chris Boardman (as Adrian Smith)
Daniel André Pageon ...
French Mayor
Grant Aylward ...
Mayor's Assistant
Gudrun Mangel ...
Mayor's Wife
Caitlin Brennan ...
Daughter on Bike
George Drennen ...
Father on Bike
Ashok Srivastava ...
Doctor
Nathan McGrath ...
Toddler Ewan
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Nikolas Abs ...
Junior Official (uncredited)
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Santiago (uncredited)
Ben Bradley ...
Tourist (uncredited)
Muzaffer Cakar ...
President (uncredited)
Tino Czaja ...
Track Official (uncredited)
Angelika Gersdorf ...
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Bailiff (uncredited)
Ralf Klopotteck ...
Referee (uncredited)
Alan Marsh ...
Extra (uncredited)

Directed by

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Douglas Mackinnon

Written by

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John Brown ... () and
Simon Rose ... () and
Declan Hughes ... ()

Produced by

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Peter Broughan ... producer
Claire Chapman ... producer
Peter Gallagher ... line producer / producer
Sara Giles ... producer
Martin Hagemann ... co-producer
Niccolo Innocenti ... co-producer
Alan Kaplan ... executive producer
Kai Künnemann ... co-producer
Simon Rose ... executive producer
Alasdair Waddell ... executive producer

Music by

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Martin Phipps

Cinematography by

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Gavin Finney

Film Editing by

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Colin Monie

Editorial Department

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Giles Burgess ... first assistant film editor
Sebastian Mietzner ... post-production technician
Patty Papageorgiou ... post-production assistant
Mathieu Reid ... color timer

Casting By

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Maureen Duff

Production Design by

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Mike Gunn

Art Direction by

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Ursula Cleary

Set Decoration by

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Lee Porter

Costume Design by

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Alexandra Caulfield

Makeup Department

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Lisa Buscher ... makeup daily
Maxine Dallas ... dailies makeup artist
Sarah Fidelo ... hair designer / makeup designer
Ethian Hugo ... makeup artist (as Etienne Hugo Carvajal)
Niamh Morrison ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Peter Kreutz ... production manager
Richard Lloyd ... post-production supervisor
Suzanne Reid ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ian Easton ... first assistant director: second unit / third assistant director
Patricia Frorath ... third assistant director
Michael Queen ... second assistant director
Francesco Reidy ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Phil Bowen ... construction manager
Moley Campbell ... art department assistant
Paul Caswell ... props
Susan Collin ... stand-by art director
Anne-Marie Coulter ... production buyer
Judith Fischer ... art department trainee: Germany
Derek Gray ... storyboard artist
Nora Imhoff ... art department trainee: Germany
Daniel Kolarov ... property master: Germany
Stephen Mason ... art department runner
Bob Orr ... property master
David Richmond ... carpenter
Zoe Wight ... petty cash buyer
Christiane Zingelmann ... assistant art director
Martin Kelly ... art department (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Alexander Buck ... dialogue editor
Tim Dyer ... sound trainee
Anthony Faust ... adr mixer
Michael Feinberg ... supervising adr editor
Tobias Fleig ... re-recording mixer
Gordon Forbes ... sound trainee
Kahl Henderson ... adr mixer
Martin Jensen ... adr recordist
Florian Kaltenegger ... foley recordist
Emil Klotzsch ... sound effects editor
David McMillan ... boom operator
Reg Mills ... sound mixer
Roland Platz ... foley artist
Tobias Poppe ... sound effects editor
Alexander Vitt ... adr editor
Benjamin Wolf ... foley editor
Guido Zettier ... sound designer / supervising sound editor

Special Effects by

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Perry Costello ... rigging supplier
Nick Smith ... special effects supervisor
Chris Watson ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Wolf Bosse ... digital intermediate supervisor
Michael Brink ... visual effects producer
Alex Brommer ... digital compositor
Joerg Bruemmer ... lead digital compositor
David Harter ... digital artist
Nico Hauter ... digital intermediate assistant colorist
Michael Krämer ... digital compositor
Christian Laskawi ... 3D artist
Sebastian Locker ... digital compositor
Heike Mauer ... digital compositor
Christian Meckel ... systems administrator
Tim Mendler ... motion control operator
Rolf Muetze ... visual effects supervisor
Frieda Oberlin ... digital intermediate supervisor
Philipp Orgassa ... digital intermediate colorist
Andreas Rathmacher ... digital compositor
Bastian Schreitling ... digital artist
Christian Tröger ... digital artist / digital intermediate finisher
Ralf Wacker ... digital intermediate supervisor
Philipp Schneider ... visual effects editor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Andy Bennett ... stunt performer
Glenn Foster ... stunt double
Andreas Petrides ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ashley Bond ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Brandon Evans ... gaffer
George Geddes ... clapper loader
Sebastian Gross ... second assistant camera
Iain Harrison ... rigger
Rafael Jeneral ... second assistant camera / second assistant camera: Germany
Tobias Klauke ... first assistant camera / focus puller: "b" camera
Bettina Kurth ... assistant grip
Rudi Kurth ... key grip
Georg Nonnenmacher ... gaffer
Nils Rausch ... electrician
Scott Rodgers ... camera trainee
Xandy Sahla ... camera operator
Niall Smyth ... best boy
Bernd Spauke ... still photographer
Colin Strachan ... grip
Markus Wichmann ... electrician
Konrad Zimmermann ... video operator

Casting Department

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Alexandra Georgi ... extras casting: germany
Catherine Gordon ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dee Churchfield ... costume supervisor (as Dee Walsh)
Helen Freise ... wardrobe
Katherine Hyland ... costume assistant
Nina Kugland ... additional wardrobe
Dani Miller ... costume assistant
Elena Wegner ... costumer: extras

Location Management

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David Burt ... location assistant
Stephen Burt ... location manager
Michael Campbell ... location assistant

Music Department

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Michael Connell ... supervising music editor
Steve Mair ... musician: double bass

Transportation Department

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Winfried Engel ... production driver
Angus Finlayson ... runner driver
Sue Lebrun ... production driver
J.J. Lowe ... local driver
Paul Mason ... driver: camera car
Grant Morrison ... action vehicles
Yvonne Vossen ... production driver

Other crew

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Lisa Maria Baruffati ... additional floor runner
Laurence Brown ... Legal Services
Peter Büscher ... runner
Neil Cairns ... production accountant
Giovannina Cotroneo ... production secretary
Kirstie Edgar ... script supervisor
Gemma Gerber ... stand-in: Laura Fraser
Robin Haig ... floor runner
Sharon Howat ... production coordinator
Joanna Johnson ... legal and business affairs
Alexandra Keen ... head of legal and business affairs for Contentfilm
Jacqui McBride ... accounts trainee
David McKinnon ... production runner
Christian Meckel ... systems engineer
Anya Noakes ... publicist
Graeme Obree ... advisor
Holger Veh ... supervising armorer
Paul Zieleniec ... assistant accountant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Hope made him a dreamer. Heart made him a hero. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Flying Scotsman - Allein zum Ziel (Germany)
  • El escocés volador (Spain)
  • L'écossais volant (Canada, French title)
  • A skót kerékpáros (Hungary)
  • O iptamenos Skotsezos (Greece)
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  • 96 min
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Trivia David Tennant was cast in this film but had to drop out because of changed dates. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in El escocés volador (2017). See more »
Quotes Anne Obree: [Graeme is stretching] No you're bum does not look big in those cycling shorts
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