A good cycling film,good value,
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
One of only a few good cycling movies,purchased for a cycle buff friend,a little slow,and boring at times but a good insight into the cycling world of the early 90s.A watchable film if your into cycling,but thrilling it ain't (as the cover suggests)
A moving true story about bullying and mental illness.
For far too many people, school was just one long degrading experience, with memories of bullying and how they always seemed to get away with it. The 'mind eating cancer' of depression that claims more lives then the collapse of the twin towers every year, is more often related to that form of child abuse called bullying, then any other factor. The story behind the Flying Scotsman is a lesson to us all, and perhaps goes some way to explaining the rampant levels of mind related issues that seem to affect every society that has herded its young through the 'factory farms' of school.
This very watchable film has a happy ending, but alas for many, including myself, the demons live on. God Bless those who never make it.
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the flying scotsman???? just about!
i bought this movie because of the actors johnny lee miller and laura fraser whom i rate very highly from their previous work, neither disapoint in this slow burner.
i was keen to learn the story of said 'flying scotsman"graeme obree as i knew very little before, i never realised that he has bipolar and still battles it to this day.
i would recommened this movie for a rainy day or sunday afternoon chill out, no need for an interest in the cycling profession, its more about graemes life and why he is as he is.
great performances all round,you really feel for his cause and yearn for him to win thru,
buy it,watch it,lend it to a friend to watch.
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Great film,good actors,interesting subject matter.
Liked the actors Johnny Lee Miller,Billy Boyd and Brian Cox.Dislike the fact production went bust during filming and receiver finished film with crew unpaid.Bought it cause it is good.
The flying scotsman - graeme obree
Very watchable film, good casting, well acted and sad in parts. Could have given more information on chilhood, brother, early cycling days, mental illness etc etc. Probably not enough time to cover all aspects of his story.