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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Sport | 3 November 2000 (USA)
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 Junuh, 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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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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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,516,712 (USA) (5 November 2000)

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$30,695,227 (USA) (5 January 2001)
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, and Jack Lemmon; and one Oscar nominee: Will Smith. See more »

Goofs

When Bagger is explaining how grass "moves" to Hardy, he points to his right and says the sun rises from there, meaning east, which would mean he is facing north. However, he then sweeps his arm in front of him right to left and states that's the direction of the sun. It's not east to north to west, though-it's east to south to west. See more »

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Rannulph Junuh: This is getting embarassing.
Bagger Vance: Oh no sir, this has been embarassing for quite some time.
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The DreamWorks logo, the 20th Century Fox logo, and the opening credits are all silent when the film opens, except for the sound of the wind and crickets of the golf course. See more »

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Referenced in Gilmore Girls: Haunted Leg (2002) See more »

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How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm After They've Seen Paree?
Written by Joe Young, Sam Lewis and Walter Donaldson
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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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