The World's Fastest Indian

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The World's Fastest Indian ★★★ 2005 (PG-13)

Burt Munro (a refreshingly un-scary Hopkins) is the town “crazy old guy,” a kooky New Zealander with a dream of setting a land-speed motorcycle record at Bonneville Flats, Utah. The Indian in the title is the bike, a 1920 Indian Scout, which, with Munro's constant tinkering, flies at a blistering 201 mph across the desert with Munro at its helm. A true story, told here by the same director of the 1971 documentary about Munro, “Offerings to the God of Speed.” Mildly schmaltzy, but well-told and all heart. 127m/C DVD . US NZ Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Aaron Murphy, Paul Rodriguez, Chris(topher) Williams, Christopher Lawford, Annie Whittle; D: Roger Donaldson; W: Roger Donaldson; C: David Gribble; M: J. Peter Robinson.