THE FLYING SCOTSMAN

By Douglas MACKINNON

KEW MEDIA DISTRIBUTION - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2006

Based on a remarkable true story, THE FLYING SCOTSMAN is an out-and-out inspirational, against-all-odds, crowd pleasing film.

    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Douglas MACKINNON
    • Producer(s)
    • Sara GILES, Peter GALLAGHER, Peter BROUGHNAN
    • Synopsis
    • From a humble background in Ayrshire, Scotland, Graeme Obree (JONNY LEE MILLER) always had to fight for survival. As a grown man, nothing had changed. When his beloved bicycle shop went bust, Graeme had neither the money nor the sponsorship necessary to realise his dream; to compete at the highest level of world cycling. But it was always clear from his complete passion for the sport and his many local wins that he was destined for greatness. With the unwavering support of his wife Anne (LAURA FRASER) – despite the fact that they had recently had their first baby – and the help of his close friend and newly-appointed manager Malky (BILLY BOYD), he persevered. With the use of the work shop (and occasional mentoring) of a friendly and peaceful minister, Baxter (BRIAN COX) - and of course his racing bike ‘Old Faithful’ - Graeme was finally on his way to the Hamar Velodrome in Norway and the chance to go for the prestigious World Hour Record.
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