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Flying Scotsman, The (2006) Movie Information

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Drama, Sport





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Douglas Mackinnon


Jonny Lee Miller
Billy Boyd
Laura Fraser
Brian Cox
Steven Berkoff
Philip Wright





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"The Flying Scotsman" by Yojimbo

I normally avoid sports films because they're very predictable and essentially all the same; let's face it, if they'd f**ked it up, nobody would've made a film about them. The story of Graeme Obree however, is quite an interesting one. A former bicycle courier from a working class Scottish town, Obree went on to become double world champion on a bike he made himself out of old washing machine parts. He did this despite suffering from an intense depression that caused him to attempt suicide and the interference of the sport's governing body who repeatedly changed the rules to specifically try and stop him competing because his DIY attitude threatened the big money manufacturing concerns within the sport. As such it is a facinating combination of the usual triumph of the human spirit sports...

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