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The World's Fastest Indian

Film (Trailer, Excerpts, and Extras) – 2005

PG
Parental Guidance

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

Produced by

WFI Productions

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