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The film stars Anthony Hopkinsand was produced, written and directed by Roger Donaldson. InBurt Munro is a sort of folk hero in his home town of InvercargillNew Zealand, known for his friendly easy-going personality, for having the fastest motorcycle in New Zealand and Australia, and for being featured in Popular Mechanics magazine.

However, that recognition is contrasted by his exasperated next-door neighbours, some of whom are fed up with his un-neighbourly habits; such as revving his motorbike early in the morning, urinating on his lemon tree, and not mowing his grass.

Burt, however, has a long-time dream; to travel to the USA and test his motorbike's Trial Run - J. Peter Robinson* - The Worlds Fastest Indian (Music From The Motion Picture) at the Bonneville Speedway. Burt is finally able to save enough to travel by cargo ship to Los Angelesbut when he arrives, he experiences bureaucracyskepticism, and the indifference of big city people. It is his blunt but gregarious nature which overcomes each hurdle.

He wins over the motel clerk, a transgender woman named Tina, who assists him in clearing customs and helps him in buying a car. The car salesman allows Burt to use his workshop and junkyard to build a trailer, and later offers him a job after Burt fine-tunes a number of the cars on the lot. Burt declines the offer, however, and shortly afterwards begins his long trip to Utah. Along the way, Burt meets numerous helpful people, including highway police, a Native American who aids him when his trailer fails, a woman named Ada who allows him to repair his trailer and briefly becomes his lover, and an Air Force pilot who is on leave from military service in Vietnam.

He finally arrives at the Bonneville Salt Flatsonly to be blocked by race officials for not registering his motorcycle for competition in advance, and not having the mandated safety equipment. In a show of sportsmanship, however, various competitors and fans in the Bonneville series intervene on his behalf, and he is eventually allowed to make a timed run. Despite various problems, he succeeds in his quest and sets a new land speed record at the 8th mile of his run; when he reaches By the end, his leg is burned by the exhaust, and he then falls with the motorcycle and skids to a stop, but he is able to return home to New Zealand a hero.

Director Roger Donaldson had been working on this film for over 20 years before he started filming it, and had previously directed a short television documentary about Munro called Burt Munro: Offerings to the God of Speed in Arranging the financing for a full feature film was much more difficult, but a key Japanese investor, and Donaldson and Hannam's own money allowed the film to be made.

In interviews, Hopkins stated that Munro was one of the easiest roles that he has ever played in his career; simply because Munro's view on life was not all that different from Going, Going, Gone - Various - All The Girls Ive Ever Loved [Now Love Other Boys] own.

Many of the props used for filming were actually owned by Munro, including all the exploded pistons and the piston mould that Hopkins uses for a scene in the film. These Music Is So Wonderful 92 (12 Vocal) - Vivian Lee - Music Is So Wonderful 92 on display at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery.

The location used for Burt Munro's home and workshop in New Zealand took place on an Flying Fish Dont Forget - Epstein - Sealess See section on Lithgow Street in Invercargill, this section was used as the headquarters for the notorious Black Power gang during the s until the house burnt down in A house has been built on the plot since the film was released.

The couple had four children together. However, no mention is made of children in the film; but it is implied that he was married, and either estranged or divorced. The real Munro had an older brother who was killed when a tree fell on him. The real Munro had set numerous speed records in New Zealand during the late s through the early s.

However, these records are only implied in the film. Munro was never known to actually urinate on his lemon tree; film director Roger Donaldson added that detail as a tribute to his own father, who did.

The Bonneville run in the film is a composite of several runs Munro made, the first in The May edition of Popular Mechanics p6 has a letter to the editor about H. Munro's fastest complete run at Bonneville was Near the end of the film, Speed Week participants throw money into 'the hat', and Burt Munro is presented with a bag of cash before he sets the speed record. In fact, Munro had to take up a collection before Speed Week, as U. Customs required a cash bond before releasing his motorcycle.

The Welsh -born Hopkins did not employ the Kiwi accent which the real Munro would have had — the review in The New Zealand Herald said that "his vowels swoop from the Welsh valleys to the high veldt without ever alighting in Southland " [Munro's home region of New Zealand]. Nevertheless, the same reviewer said Hopkins gives a "generous, genial and utterly approachable performance … he nails the backyard eccentric genius dead centre … he has inhaled the nature of a mid-century Kiwi bloody good bloke and he inhabits the part Trial Run - J.

Peter Robinson* - The Worlds Fastest Indian (Music From The Motion Picture) perfection". These modifications were largely done in Munro's workshopusing basic methods and tools as depicted in the film.

Burt's car New Zealand — Vauxhall Veloxinline six cylinder engine. Typical of the many British-built cars common in New Zealand at the time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged Trial Run - J. Peter Robinson* - The Worlds Fastest Indian (Music From The Motion Picture) removed.

Theatrical release poster. Roger Donaldson Gary Hannam. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved Trial Run - J. Peter Robinson* - The Worlds Fastest Indian (Music From The Motion Picture) July Box Office Mojo. The New Zealand Herald8 Power & The Glory - Various - Wacken Metal Overdrive (DVD) Archived from the original on 9 June Retrieved 21 May Films directed by Roger Donaldson.

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