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The World's Fastest Indian Film – 2005 Drama

The World's Fastest Indian

Film – 2005 Drama

PG Parental Guidance
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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 — 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

Produced by

WFI Productions

Availability

Available to buy and rent from iTunes

Acknowledgements

Financed by the New Zealand Film Production Fund, the NZ Film Commission, OLC Rights Entertainment Tanlay AG in association with 3 Dogs & A Pony