The Flying Scotsman (2006)

8.0 / Rated by 3 people

96 min.
Plot  The film starts with Graeme Obree (Miller), who suffers from crippling bipolar disorder, cycling into a wood where he prepares to hang himself. A flashback to Obree's (Sean Brown) childhood depicts him being physically attacked at school by other pupils, leaving severe psychological scars. One day Obree is given a bicycle by his parents and we see Obree evading the bullies on his bike.

The adult Obree is married with a child. While competing in local races, he runs a failing cycle shop and has to supplement his income as a bicycle courier. Baxter (Cox), a boatyard owner who is (unbeknownst to Obree) a minister, befriends the atheist Obree.

Obree decides to try and beat the hour record. He has neither the funding nor the quality of bicycle required. Determined to succeed, he constructs "Old Faithful", a revolutionary bicycle designed by Obree for maximum efficiency, made up from scrap metal and components from a washing machine. With help from his friend and manager M...



Jonny Lee Miller
Graeme Obree
Laura Fraser
Anne Obree
Billy Boyd
Malky McGovern
Brian Cox
Douglas Baxter


All Titles

The Flying Scotsman
English Original Title

Release Dates


United Kingdom




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