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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

PG-13  |   |  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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Plot Keywords:

golf | golfer | game | caddy | golf course | See All (139) »


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


Drama | Fantasy | Sport

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

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Release Date:

3 November 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La légende de Bagger Vance  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,516,712 (USA) (3 November 2000)


ESP 249,852,469 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Although the film is based on fiction, both Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen were real golfers. Jones was the more famous because, among other things, he founded the US Masters tournament in Augusta. See more »


On the first hole of the three man contest, Junuh hits his shot in the sand. The camera shows the ball sitting on top of the sand. When Junuh goes to hit the ball out of the sand, it is very clearly buried in the sand. See more »


Adele Invergordon: Oh, Jesus. I've died and gone to hell.
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The Bhagwad Geeta.
19 February 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Hats off to Robert Redford.

Has anybody noticed or is it just me... that this movie is based on the Hindu religious epic: the Bhagwad geeta.

Robert has even retained the same names... "bagger vans" pronounced "Bhagwans"... meaning God in Hinduism.... and in this case... specifically.. lord Krishna...

and the main character.... "Rannulph Junuh".. pronounced "Arjuna".. meaning The warrior Arjuna... in the geeta...

the Hindu mythology reads such: Arjuna does not have the will to fight his own brothers in a dispute over a kingdom.. though he is a supreme archer.. he has lost the will to fight....Krishna... advises him over i think 14 days the logic of war and why he has to fight and make things right..

the movie: rannulph has lost his swing or the will to play golf... though being highly talented... bager vans aka god... teaches rannulph the meaning of golf and helps him find his calling and rest as they say is history...

wow... never knew mr. redford was so influenced by Hinduism...

good movie.. very well shot...

and a southern movie to boot.. too good.


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