Anthony Hopkins stars as Burt Monro, a 68-year-old New Zealand man who broke the world speed record by riding his meticulously restored 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah. Based on a true story. Also with Christopher Lawford, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Rodriguez and Diane Ladd. Directed by Roger Donaldson. [2:07]
SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man wakes up in bed with a woman (he is bare-chested and she has bare shoulders), and she tells him to come back "lover boy" when he gets up. A woman wakes up in a man's cot (we see her bare shoulders), and she runs out into the street wearing a bathrobe and the neighbors look at her disapprovingly. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage.
► A man and a woman hug and kiss and the woman invites a man to come to see her for a "snuggle" (implying sex). A transvestite kisses a man. A man and a woman kiss in a few scenes. Two women hug a man and kiss him on the cheek. A man and two women hug.
► A man talks about a powder being an aphrodisiac and a sex aid. A woman propositions a man and he refuses. A transvestite tells a man, "I am not a girl." A man asks a woman out on a date.
► There is a reference to "dirty old men need love too." A coin box next to a bed reads "sensual massage." Men and women dance the twist.
VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man's leg smolders from the heat of a motorcycle engine (we see a large burn wound on his calf when he pulls his pant leg up). A man works under the hood of a car and recoils when he is burned or shocked by something.
► A rattlesnake lunges at a man three times. A man has an angina attack and is taken to a hospital by ambulance.
► A man traveling very fast on a motorcycle loses control, the motorcycle topples over and he is dragged along the ground -- the man yells but is relatively uninjured. A man on a motorcycle races several others on motorcycles: they speed along a beach, and the man flips off his bike and lands hard on the ground but is OK. A car rams into another car twice (we see the fender rumple a bit).
► A trailer carrying a motorcycle breaks free from a car and rolls off the side of the road (the motorcycle is damaged). A man drives the wrong way on a street.
► A man yells at a man for making noise early in the morning and waking him up. A man is questioned briefly by customs officials. A soldier talks about having used Agent Orange in Vietnam. A man talks about a powder being made from dog testicles.
► A man pours gasoline on his overgrown lawn and then sets it ablaze; fire fighters come to put out the fire before anything around it is damaged. A boy carries two large knives out of his mother's kitchen and delivers them to a man in a shed (to use as tools).
► A boy is disgusted when he realizes that the water he used to make tea came from a barrel that a man uses to cool hot metal parts. A man files his toenails with a sander. A man urinates on a tree in several scenes (we see the trickle). A boy urinates on a tree (we hear a trickle). A man tries to urinate, cannot, he takes a powder that is supposed to help and he is then able to urinate (we see the stream).
PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 4 sexual references, 4 scatological terms, 13 anatomical terms, 9 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid), 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - A man smokes marijuana. A man drinks a beer and people in a bar smoke and drink alcohol. Several men on a ship drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and one man talks to them about the dangers of smoking. A man smokes a cigarette. A man smokes a cigar in several scenes (sometimes he appears to just be chewing on it). A man takes prescribed heart medication in several scenes (nitro pills).
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Dreams, goals, ambition, risk, disappointment, gravity, determination, loneliness, single mindedness, transvestites, Agent Orange, Vietnam, plagues, prostate problems, respect, rules, fear, challenge, anti-smoking message, competition.
MESSAGE - Danger is the spice of life.