May 4, 2007
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some mature thematic elements and strong language)
Screenwriters: John Brown, Declan Hughes, Simon Rose
Starring: Billy Boyd, Jonny Lee Miller, Brian Cox, Laura Fraser, Morven Christie
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: MGM.com
"The Flying Scotsman" is 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.