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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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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$30,695,227 (USA) (5 January 2001)
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"Bagger Vance" and "R. Junuh" are representations of Bhagavan (Krishna) and Arjuna, from the Hindu text "The Bhagavad Gita". The lessons learned by Rannulph are loosely based on those Krishna teaches to Arjuna while masquerading as his lowly chariot driver. See more »

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At the end of the match the lighting varies quickly and irregularly among late afternoon, night, twilight, and sunset. See more »

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Rannulph Junuh: What were you doing out there? I could have killed you.
Bagger Vance: Nah, actually, I positioned myself right in front of you, 'cause from the way your swings were goin', I figured that was the safest place.
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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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Over There
Written by George M. Cohan
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An inspiring movie! A moving movie experience.
7 May 2002 | by (Chicagooooooo) – See all my reviews

This will be short. This will be sweet.

After viewing this film, I am feeling really good about myself right about now. This movie was uplifting and inspiring. You will feel good about yourself after seeing it. And that is probably what Robert Redford has hoped would happen. Hehe. That little s***. This movie has the exact feel of those other feel-good movies that have come before it. Ex. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, OCTOBER SKY, etc. But, for some reason THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE seemed to be one of the better films of that genre. It almost made me cry, which very rarely ever happens. Matt Damon is a good actor. I hope to see more of him everywhere. If you are in the mood for a happy movie that will make you feel good about yourself, see this one.....5/5.

Oh, and it was good to see Jack Lemmon in this film. Especially since it is the last one he ever plays in.


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