The Flying Scotsman (2006)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Sport

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The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his championship only to have his title stripped from him and his mental health problems which he has suffered since.




  • Jonny Lee Miller in The Flying Scotsman (2006)
  • Jonny Lee Miller in The Flying Scotsman (2006)
  • Billy Boyd in The Flying Scotsman (2006)
  • Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Boyd in The Flying Scotsman (2006)
  • Jonny Lee Miller in The Flying Scotsman (2006)
  • Jonny Lee Miller in The Flying Scotsman (2006)

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16 October 2006 | john-4140
| Much more than a cycling story
An inspiring movie I had the pleasure of seeing at the Edinburgh film festival. I was briefly in the same cycling club as Obree. I followed his career and read his autobiography. I still cycle today and boy was I pleasantly surprised at the twists, turns and intrigue which come out in the movie; it gave me new perspectives on a complex and colourful life.

What Obree did was monumental and this film does him justice, shedding light on his inner struggles and showcasing what an innovative, committed and strong world beater the man is. Don't pigeon hole this as some kind of sports extravaganza - it is a highly entertaining look at the life of an entertaining and brilliant man.

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Release Date:

29 June 2007



Country of Origin

Germany, UK

Filming Locations

Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,337 6 May 2007

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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