The Flying Scotsman

  |  Book Tickets: 20/04/2010
  |  Buy to Own: 05/11/2007
  |  Watch Now: 12/07/2008
  |  96 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Drama based on a remarkable true story. When British cyclist Chris Boardman won a gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, the world was caught off guard. No one had ever suspected that Britain was capable of producing world-class cyclists. Perhaps no one was more shocked by Boardman's success than unemployed Scot Graeme Obree (Jonny Lee Miller), an old riding partner of Boardman's who on more than a few occasions had crossed the finish line before his medal-winning counterpart. With his debts piling up and his family in desperate need of some good luck, Obree is determined to take one last shot at the world of cycling with a little encouragement from his longtime friend Malky McGovern (Billy Boyd) and his loving wife, Anne (Laura Fraser). Now, with no official sponsor, no financial backing, no funding to speak of, and a decided lack of experience needed to design the kind of bike he would need for his ambitious endeavor, the 27-year-old cyclist decides to build his own revolutionary bike from the ground up and begin the arduous journey to becoming the fastest cyclist in the history of the sport.

Contains strong language
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