World's Fastest Indian

Corrected entry: After the beach race, Burt says to Fran that he needs $700 more to get to the USA. New Zealand used pounds until they converted to dollars on 10 July 1967, which is five years after the film is set.

Correction: He needed $700 US dollars in order to get to the States. Then as now, international flights are often ticketed in the currency of the airline's origin, so if he's on an American airline, he'd likely need US dollars, or the equivalent thereof. Even if not on a US Airline, funds are often in the currency of the destination country. I've flown from Canada to Russia, and the fare was quoted in US dollars, not Canadian. Also, he will need spending money and such in the States, and the $700 could very well be included in his budget, since the States would not likely accept pounds.

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Wendy: Why won't you let him run?
Warren: Hey he's too old and his bike's too old.
Ali: Well I hear he's come halfway around the world to ride that cycle.
Wendy: Yeah, c'mon.
Warren: Wendy, if he was to kill himself.
Wendy: So! It's his life.



Just before Burt gets ready for his record-setting attempt, he wraps some asbestos cloth around his leg to protect it from the hot exhaust pipe. This does not allow him to fit his leg within the cowling of the bike, so he throws it off and puts his leg in without the protective covering.As he inserts his leg into the cowling, you can see that his pants leg is bunched up around his calf, not tucked into the top of his sock, as is Burt's usual procedure.However, a close up of the leg only a few moments later shows the pants leg tucked into the sock, and he could never have done that once he was fully seated in the cowling.