The Flying Scotsman

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  96 min.
Release Date: May 4, 2007 (limited)
DVD: September 18, 2007

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Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Billy Boyd, Laura Fraser, Morven Christie, Steven Berkoff, Brian Cox

Synopsis

A true story based on the inspirational and remarkable Scottish cyclist, Graeme Obree. In 1993, this unemployed amateur broke the world one-hour record on a bike of his own revolutionary design, which he constructed out of scrap metal and parts of a washing machine. Shortly after Graeme broke the record, he lost his title when another cyclist beat his time. This only served to motivate Graeme to break the record again, while also battling mental illness.

Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Studio: MGM Pictures
Producer(s): Peter Gallagher, Peter Broughan, Sara Giles
Screenplay: John Brown, Declan Hughes, Simon Rose
Official Site: www.mgm.com/sites/theflyingscotsman/

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