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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Sport  -  3 November 2000 (USA)
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A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

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A disillusioned war veteran, Captain Rannulph Junah, reluctantly agrees to play a game of golf. He finds the game futile until his caddy, Bagger Vance, teaches him the secret of the authentic golf stroke which turns out also to be the secret to mastering any challenge and finding meaning in life. Written by M. Fowler

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golf | golfer | game | caddy | golf course | See All (125) »

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Some Things Can't Be Learned. They Must Be Remembered. See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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3 November 2000 (USA)  »

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La légende de Bagger Vance  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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£149,149 (UK) (2 March 2001)

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ESP 249,852,469 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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There is a John Deere model A or B tractor in the shop. These tractors did not begin production until 1934. The sheet metal indicates the tractor is a 1939 or later model. See more »

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Rannulph Junuh: Alright I'll play in your stupid golf tournament (to Adel) I shoulda' let you finish what you started, now I got nothin' at all to show for it.
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Not a bad film
18 September 2004 | by (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg) – See all my reviews

I used to love this film a lot, but with time I have grown less fond of it. Still I regard it as a pretty good film, for a number of reasons.

First, it is very well made, and artistically shot with some highly memorable scenes, such as the one where Will Smith first appears out of the dark.

Second, it is very well directed, by Robert Redford.

Third and finally it has a smashing cast, with Will Smith and Matt Damon carrying it beautifully. Surprisingly, Charlize Theron, who I don't tend to like very much in general, is very good as Damon's love interest. Another surprising thing about this film is that the kid, J. Michael Moncrief, is fantastic in his part as young Hardy Greaves (kid actors, with the exceptions of Rupert Grint and Haley Joel Osment, tend to have very poor acting skills. Yes Daniel Radcliffe, I'm thinking of you). Also, look out for Jack Lemmon's (for some reason uncredited) role as the old Hardy Greaves (it was one of his final roles).

"The Legend of Bagger Vance" is a good watch, but it does get a bit monotonous after a while. Still, if you love golf, you're bound to enjoy it. I give a respectable 8/10.


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