The Flying Scotsman: Jonny Lee Miller Stars in the Remarkable, True Story of Cyclist Graeme Obree
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"My biggest regret of my career is mentioning that there was a bit from a washing machine in my bike, now forever I will be remembered as the washing machine guy." - Graeme Obree
Experience the inspirational and true story of an unlikely cycling champion who battled the odds to reach the pinnacle of his sport in The Flying Scotsman, now available on DVD from MGM Home Entertainment. Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Melinda and Melinda) stars as Obree, an amateur cyclist and homegrown hero who became Scotland's two-time world one-hour cycling record holder while also struggling and learning to cope with debilitating bouts of depression and anxiety.
A true testament to the human spirit, the film spans the period of Obree's life that saw him take, lose, and then retake the cycling title as he races to victory on a bicycle he built himself from scraps of metal and washing machine parts. Featuring a remarkable supporting cast including Laura Fraser (Vanilla Sky, A Knights Tale), Billy Boyd (The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Master and Commander), and Brian Cox (Zodiac, Running With Scissors), The Flying Scotsman is a triumphant tale about a defiant outsider whose perseverance, undying commitment and ambition allowed him to ride victorious against well-financed, professionally trained competitors on the international cycling scene.
The Flying Scotsman is presented on a flipper disc in both full screen and widescreen format for the suggested retail price of $27.98 U.S./$43.48 Canada.
It is available at most major retailers and on line at theflyingscotsmandvd.com.
You can check out a film clip here.
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.
The Flying Scotsman DVD is available in both widescreen and full screen versions on a DVD-10 flipper disc and features English 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound, as well as French and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Surround and English and Spanish subtitles.
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