The trailer for the film.
A 10 minute excerpt from the film.
Part one of six from this making of special.
Part two of six from this making of special.
Part three of six from this making of special.
Part four of six from this making of special.
Part five of six from this making of special.
Part six of six from this making of special.
The credits for this feature film.
Inspired by the ageing Burt Munro — who took his home-engineered motorbike to America, and won a land speed record — this passion project was Roger Donaldson's first locally made film in two decades. Variety called it a "geriatric Rocky on wheels”; Roger Ebert praised Anthony Hopkins' performance as one of the most endearing of his career. The result sold to 126 countries, spent five weeks in the Australian top six, and became Aotearoa's highest-grossing local film — at least until Boy in 2010. Alongside an excerpt and making of material, Costa Botes writes about the film here.
Like a geriatric Rocky on wheels...– Todd McCarthy, reviewing the film in showbusiness magazine Variety, 11 September 2005
Financed by the New Zealand Film Production Fund, the NZ Film Commission, OLC Rights Entertainment Tanlay AG in association with 3 Dogs & A Pony