The Flying Scotsman Release Date: April 20, 2007 (limited) Studio: MGM Director: Douglas Mackinnon Screenwriter: John Brown, Declan Hughes, Simon Rose Starring: Jonny Lee Miller, Laura Fraser, Billy Boyd, Morven Christie, Brian Cox Genre: Drama
Plot Summary: "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.