The World’s Fastest Indian

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle—a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Burt Munro: Anthony Hopkins
  • Marty Dickerson: Walton Goggins
  • Ada: Diane Ladd
  • Jerry: Bruce Greenwood
  • George: Iain Rea
  • Sarah: Tessa Mitchell
  • Tom: Aaron Murphy
  • Frank: Tim Shadbolt
  • Fran: Annie Whittle
  • Duncan: Greg Johnson
  • Doris: Kate Sullivan
  • Jeff: Antony Starr
  • Antarctic Angel: Craig Hall
  • Cook: Jim Bowman
  • Janice: Phoebe Falconer
  • Bank Manager: Charles Pierard
  • Burt’s Neighbour: Barry Ryan
  • Doctor: Alison Bruce
  • Brian: Mick Rose
  • Burt’s Neighbour: Bill Richardson
  • Troy: Wesley Dowdell
  • Purser: Todd Emerson
  • Captain: Tony Wilson
  • Customs Official: James Gaylyn
  • Passport Officer: Latham Gaines
  • Wendy: Jessica Cauffiel
  • Fernando: Paul Rodríguez
  • Rolly Free: William Lucking
  • Tina: Chris Williams

Film Crew:

  • Executive Producer: Barrie M. Osborne
  • Casting: Dianne Crittenden
  • Editor: John Gilbert
  • Production Design: Robert Gillies
  • Production Design: J. Dennis Washington
  • Author: Roger Donaldson
  • Director of Photography: David Gribble
  • Producer: John J. Kelly
  • Original Music Composer: J. Peter Robinson
  • Costume Design: Jane Holland
  • Line Producer: Don Schain
  • Art Direction: Mark Hofeling
  • Set Decoration: Ken Kirchner
  • Executive Producer: Charles Hannah
  • Executive Producer: Megumi Fukasawa
  • Line Producer: Murray Francis
  • Executive Producer: Satoru Iseki
  • Executive Producer: Masaharu Inaba
  • Producer: Gary Hannam
  • Casting: Jeff Johnson
  • Art Direction: Roger Guise
  • Set Decoration: Jackie Gilmore
  • Casting: Diana Rowan
  • Costume Design: Nancy Cavallaro
  • Still Photographer: Chuck Zlotnick
  • Still Photographer: Fred Hayes
  • First Assistant Camera: Lee Allison
  • Camera Operator: Bengt Jonsson

Movie Reviews:

  • Reno: > Chasing a dream halfway across the world.

    One of the inspiring biopic I have ever seen. It is about chasing a dream and it is never too late to do that so. Based on the story of a New Zealand motorcyclist Burt Munro. After spending 25 years to build a faster motorbike in the down under, now a very old Munro travel halfway across the earth to Bonneville speedway in the US to set a record. So what’s the remaining of the tale reveals is that does his dream becomes reality or not.

    Awesome performance by Anthony Hopkins, but in some parts I was distracted by his fake Kiwi accent. Overall, not bad with his effort, he achieved the goal conveniently. It is one of the best road movie that directed by the ‘Species’ filmmaker. The 120 minutes was too short, but well covered story with inclusion of messages like anti smoking and alcohol consumption.

    It is a decade old film, never too late to watch a fine film like this, but inside I feel regret for the delay. I had no idea about the storyline. I thought it might be about Indians and then thought American Indians, but realised only while watching it that it is about a motorbike called Indian. It is surely a good family movie, especially if there is a motorbike maniac in the house. Highly recommended by me.


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