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Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius (2004)

Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

April 30, 2004

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

120 min.

Production Budget

$20 millions

Studio

Andy Gruenberg

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Rowdy Herrington

Producer

Kim Dawson, Tim Moore, John Shepherd

Screenwriter

Rowdy Herrington, Bill Pryor, Tony De Paul

Starring

Story


For some athletes, the ultimate win comes through a stroke of luck, but for Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., "Bobby Jones," it was truly a stroke of genius. His natural skill and uncanny passion for the game of golf earned him the title of "The Best Golfer in the World." But it was his style that set him apart. A dashing smile. Impeccable integrity. Unrivaled intensity. Legendary wit and intelligence. An epic passion for life, born out of adversity. For a brief moment in time, this incredible man became an American hero. Bobby Jones - Stroke of Genius tells the story of that man.

Overcoming a sickly early childhood, Bobby Jones' earned recognition as a sports phenomenon by the age of 14. Triumphing over his own spirited temper, self-imposed perfectionism and the barbs of public scrutiny, he often endured pain and grueling physical strain to achieve victory on the golf course. Of the 13 titles that he collected during his short career, four of them - the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open, the British Amateur and the coveted British Open - were won within four months of the same year, earning him the title of Grand Slam Champion, a record that has never been broken. The next year he retired from competitive golf. He was 28.

The film stars Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, The Thin Red Line), Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black, The Rock), Jeremy Northam (The Singing Detective, Gosford Park, An Ideal Husband) who are joined by an ensemble cast of some of today's most compelling actors including Connie Ray (About Schmidt, Stuart Little, Hope Floats), Brett Rice (The Punisher, Monster, Remember the Titans) and Malcolm McDowell (The Company, Between Strangers, A Clockwork Orange) as O. B. Keeler. Making their screen film debut are Devon Gearhart as 6-8 year old Bobby Jones and Thomas Lewis as 14 year old Bobby.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..not enough to make the movie?s greens light up the screen..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]
“..nearly canonized in biopic..”
by Ron Weiskind [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
“..bland, uncontroversial, and utterly..”
by Pete Croatto [Filmcritic]