#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – For 25 years in Invercargill at the south end of New Zealand, Burt Munro (1899-1978) has been working on increasing the speed of his motorcycle, a 1920 Indian. He dreams of taking it to the Bonneville Salt Flats to see how fast it will go. By the early 1960s, heart disease threatens his life, so he mortgages his house and takes a boat to Los Angeles, buys an old car, builds a makeshift trailer, gets the Indian through customs, and heads for Utah. Along the way, people he meets are charmed by his open, direct friendliness. If he makes it to Bonneville, will they let an old guy on the flats with makeshift tires, no brakes, and no chute? And will the Indian actually respond?
Plot: 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.
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Kiwi Bert and his motorsiccle
I took a look at this film with a slightly wary eye, the title being rather ambiguous and misleading initially. I almost passed it by to watch one of the many screener DVD’s I had to view. for possible inclusion in the BAFTA awards. I presumed it was about a runner or maybe an Indian astronaut, possibly. I had no idea initially the “Indian” referred to a great American motorcycle,rather than a particular type of human.I am so glad I wasn’t thrown by the title, and started watching. There unfolded a most delightful story about Bert, an instantly rather charming eccentric old character (superbly played by Anthony Hopkins), who built an old 1920’s motorcycle in his garden shed. He then attempts to break the world-land speed record on a machine designed to originally travel about 90mph. The plot develops into a most charming and beautiful story of Bert’s determination to get to the race event and the journey is as much of the story as the event itself. Obviously I shall not divulge the result or the events that happen, suffice it to say that Bert becomes an instantly likable character by everyone he meets. Bert’s charm shines through and he takes everyone he meets at face value and welcomes all with a smile and a shake of the hand. He meets various “characters” along the way who he befriends like long-lost friends,which is a fresh in these days of prejudice and alienation. This was a very innocent time in 1967 for a New Zealander going to America, and there is one of the films most delightful and charming moments when Bert realises all is not quite what it seems when he meets one certain character……… MAKE SURE YOU SEE THIS FILM, it will have you laughing, crying and will uplift you, which is quite uncommon in these days in the movies of blood, killing, violence and savagery. I would be very surprised if Anthony is not at least nominated for his starring role as Bert. Lovely film which needs a different title to me, but then again “it does what it says on the tin”, as they say. Go and see it. Great
Girls enjoy motorcycle movie – Shock!
A friend and I went to see this movie with some trepidation as neither of us wanted to see some boy-toy rubbish about piston rods. But the IMDb reviews were so good that we decided to take a chance. We were both so glad we did! Not only is this movie entertaining from start to finish, but it features one of Anthony Hopkins greatest ever performances (which is saying something) and was laugh-out-loud funny to boot! Hopkins depiction of Munro was immaculate. the movie left me wishing I’d known the man, and Hopkins perfectly captures the unpretentious, friendly character of many New Zealanders which made Munro an innocent abroad when he took his bike to the Bonneville Salt Flats. I wondered how Roger Donaldson was going to make this movie interesting, but it’s really gripping throughout. Munro’s character has a lot to do with it, but it’s also more of a road movie than a film about motorcycling. Munro’s journey from his garden shed to the record books is a delight and an inspiration. There are some terrifically funny lines in this film which emerge simply from Munro’s down- to-earth character. The audience we saw it with was really amused. We didn’t expect it to be so funny. As usual, the only downside is that this film doesn’t seem to be getting the attention it deserves. If I hadn’t seen the IMDb reviews and just returned from a trip to NZ myself, I would have missed the best movie of the year so far. All involved with the making of this film deserve the highest praise.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Sport
Director Roger Donaldson
Writer Roger Donaldson
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Iain Rea, Tessa Mitchell, Aaron Murphy
Country New Zealand, Japan, USA
Awards 11 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company 3 Dogs and a Pony
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1, 1.85 : 1 (open matte DVD)
Laboratory Atlab Film Laboratory Service, Auckland, New Zealand (processing), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (processing)
Film Length 3,475 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,485 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Super 35 (source format), Digital Intermediate (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383)