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The Legend of Bagger Vance -- A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

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Writers (WGA):
Steven Pressfield (novel)
Jeremy Leven (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 November 2000 (USA) See more »
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Some Things Can't Be Learned. They Must Be Remembered. See more »
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A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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The best movie I've seen to become present yourself See more (260 total) »

Cast

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Will Smith ... Bagger Vance

Matt Damon ... Rannulph Junuh

Charlize Theron ... Adele Invergordon

Bruce McGill ... Walter Hagen

Joel Gretsch ... Bobby Jones

J. Michael Moncrief ... Hardy Greaves

Peter Gerety ... Neskaloosa
Lane Smith ... Grantland Rice

Michael O'Neill ... O.B. Keeler

Thomas Jay Ryan ... Spec Hammond
Trip Hamilton ... Frank Greaves

Dermot Crowley ... Dougal McDermott

Harve Presnell ... John Invergordon
Danny Nelson ... McManus
Bob Penny ... Laidlaw
Michael McCarty ... Delahunty

Carrie Preston ... Idalyn Greaves
Turner Green ... Eugene James
Blake King ... Wilbur Charles

Andrea Powell ... Mary Jones
John Bennes ... Citizen
Jonathan Green ... Citizen

Shane Brown ... Citizen
J. Don Ferguson ... Citizen

E. Roger Mitchell ... Aaron
Leon Lamar ... Card Player
Charles Riffenburg IV ... Card Player (as Charles Riffenberg IV)
Cory Carbaugh ... Card Player
Charles Seabrook ... Card Player
Bilaal Salaam ... Card Player
Charles Ward ... Man #1
George Green ... Man #2
Julie Jones ... Woman #1
Valanie Lang ... Girl #1
Bernard Hocke ... News Photographer
Dan Beene ... Willy

Elliott Street ... Carter

Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Roy (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)
Sonny Seiler ... Sonny the Boarder
Joseph P. Reidy ... Photographer (as Joseph Reidy)
Tannis Stoops ... Anna Mae
Dearing Paige Hockman ... Hagen Girl
Erika Mounts ... Hagen Girl
Neil Gonzaga ... Bar Patron
Ronald Steppe ... Bar Patron
Hugh Baggett ... Bar Patron
Jabulani Brown ... Jones' Caddy
Vijay Patel ... Hagen's Caddy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirk Bair ... Citizen (uncredited)

Jon Drew ... Groundskeeper (uncredited)

Jim Keisler ... Groundskeeper (uncredited)

Jack Lemmon ... Narrator / Old Hardy Greaves (uncredited)

Todd Peterson ... Mayor of Shanty Town (uncredited)

Jesse Scott Nelson ... Forecaddy (uncredited)
Todd Soley ... Doughboy #1 (uncredited)
Steven G. Trigg ... Shanty Town Resident (uncredited)

Ray Wineteer ... Counsilman Ellis (uncredited)
Kenneth Wonderley ... First Fan on Stage (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Redford 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Steven Pressfield (novel)

Jeremy Leven (screenplay)

Produced by
Chris Brigham .... co-producer
Jake Eberts .... producer
Michael Nozik .... producer
Robert Redford .... producer
Joseph P. Reidy .... co-producer (as Joseph Reidy)
Karen Tenkhoff .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hank Corwin 
 
Production Design by
Stuart Craig 
 
Art Direction by
Angelo P. Graham 
W. Steven Graham 
 
Set Decoration by
Jim Erickson 
Michael Seirton 
 
Costume Design by
Judianna Makovsky 
 
Makeup Department
Pierce Austin .... hair stylist: Mr. Smith
Wayne Herndon .... hair stylist: Charlize Theron
Linda Kamp .... background makeup supervisor
Deborah K. Larsen .... makeup artist: Charlize Theron
Dennis Liddiard .... key makeup artist
Gary Liddiard .... head makeup artist
Diane Maurno .... makeup artist
Bunny Parker .... head hair stylist
Betty Lou Skinner .... hair stylist
Kathe Swanson .... hair stylist
Chris Varosky .... makeup artist
Janet Carey .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Beka Wilson .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Denise Pinckley .... production manager
Cordy Rierson .... production manager
Michael Stricks .... assistant unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anne Carroll .... dga trainee
Douglas Plasse .... assistant director
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director
Christopher Surgent .... assistant director (as Chris Surgent)
 
Art Department
Alan Allinger .... construction general foreman
Rodney Armanino .... construction coordinator
William Armstrong .... lead scenic
Jack Ballance .... set designer
Taylor Bennett .... scenic gang boss (as Franklin T. Bennett)
Wren Boney .... set dresser
Lewis Bowen .... scenic foreman
Roland Brooks .... charge scenic artist
Kenneth Bryant .... lead man
John B. Clarey III .... foreman
Randall S. Coe .... construction foreman
Susan Dennis .... property assistant
Abigail Drury .... scenic painter
Erin Fite .... art department production assistant
Patrick Fuhrman .... chargehand
Hugh W. Griffith III .... set dresser
Geoffrey S. Grimsman .... set designer
Ted Haigh .... graphic designer
Gay Howard .... additional art department coordinator
Molly Hughes .... art department assistant
J. Luther Jones III .... carpenter
Rich Koll .... carpenter
Marion Kolsby .... assistant art director
Brian Kontz .... plasterer
Alba Leone .... buyer
Eric Luling .... on-set dresser
Stephanie Macomber .... scenic (as Stephanie Macomber Kern)
Michael Marcus .... art designer
Jeffrey D. McDonald .... assistant art director
Arturo Mendez .... signs painter
Kay Michaels .... art department coordinator
Joseph Andrew Miller .... art department assistant
Thomas Minton .... set designer
Christine Moosher .... assistant set decorator
Swift Moseley .... key greens
Christopher Neely .... lead man
Erik L. Nelson .... property master
William Scot Noonan .... labor foreman
James Passanante .... painter
Mari Phillips .... set dresser
Alan Porter .... drapery foreman
Thomas Michael Ryan .... carpenter
John Sanders .... props
Julia Starr Sanford .... set designer (as Julie Starr Sanford)
Adam Scher .... set designer
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction gang-boss
Cindy Seay .... painter
John Eric Seay .... carpenter
Michael Shapiro .... set dresser
Bennet Silver .... set dresser
David Sutton .... painter
Lance Totten .... set dresser
Sylvia Trapanese .... scenic artist
Greg Waddle .... additional buyer
Scott D. Warner .... gangboss
Steve A. Stephenson .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Axinn .... foley editor
Jessica Bellfort .... assistant adr editor
Steve Bowerman .... boom operator
Lindakay Brown .... dialogue editor
Mick Davies .... utility sound
Tony Eckert .... foley mixer
Sean England .... machine room operator
Andre Fenley .... supervising assistant sound editor
Richard Hymns .... supervising sound editor
Peter F. Kurland .... production sound mixer
Greg LaPlante .... digital mastering
Frank 'Pepe' Merel .... foley recordist (as Frank Merel)
Shannon Mills .... assistant sound designer
Shannon Mills .... sound effects editor
Richard Quinn .... dialogue editor
Gary Rizzo .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Steve Romanko .... sound
Gary Rydstrom .... re-recording mixer
Gary Rydstrom .... sound designer
Gary Rydstrom .... supervising sound editor
Susan Sanford .... foley editor
Gary Summers .... re-recording mixer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Ethan Van der Ryn .... sound effects editor
Doug Winningham .... assistant sound effects editor
Mary Works .... assistant dialogue editor
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle .... adr supervisor
Jennifer Barin .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Brian Magerkurth .... machine room operator (uncredited)
Juan Peralta .... digital sound mix technician (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Rodney M. Byrd .... special effects foreman
Burt Dalton .... special effects coordinator
Lawrence Decker .... special effects assistant
Lawrence Decker .... special effects technician
Heath Hood .... special effects technician (as G. Heath Hood)
Walter Kiesling .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Gianni Aliotti .... resource coordinator
Michael A. Chang .... studio technical supervisor: PDI
Richard Chuang .... visual effects supervisor
Debbie Fought .... compositor: PDI
Jonah Hall .... digital artist
John Hanashiro .... visual effects editorial
Albert Hastings .... digital artist: PDI
Jason Heapy .... visual effects coordinator: PDI
Les Hunter .... visual effects producer: PDI
Mel Kangleon .... color grader: PDI
Kat Kelly .... visual effects editorial
Kristy King .... visual effects production assistant
Michael Macias .... digital paint artist: PDI
George Merkert .... visual effects executive producer
Chris Milano .... production assistant: PDI
Bertrand Ong .... animator: PDI
Thomas Pushpathadam .... animator: PDI
Federico Rivia .... digital effects artist
Krzysztof Rost .... animator: PDI (as Krzysztof Rostek)
Jeffrey Roth .... matte painter: PDI
Greg Snyder .... visual effects editorial
Alan Sonneman .... matte painter: PDI
David Stephan .... storyboard artist
Rahul Thakkar .... software development
Chris Trimble .... digital compositor: PDI
Mark R. Wilkins .... technical supervisor: PDI
Erik Winquist .... digital artist: PDI
Marlon Montgomery .... animation technology (uncredited)
Stephen Sobisky .... virtual effects project manager (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Davis Bates .... stunts
Scott Dale .... stunts
Cal Johnson .... stunt coordinator
Cal Johnson .... stunt double: Matt Damon
Anderson Martin .... stunts
Phil Neilson .... battlefield sequence coordinator
Phil Neilson .... stunt coordinator
Bill Scharpf .... stunts
Todd Warren .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ismael Araujo Jr. .... grip
Florian Ballhaus .... camera operator
Florian Ballhaus .... director of photography: second unit
Derek Bruyere .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
J. Patrick Daily .... key grip
Lee Donaldson .... grip
Rusty Edmonson .... lamp operator
Larry Gianneschi IV .... loader
Robert Hoelen .... grip
Chris Jadick .... electrician
David James .... still photographer
Thomas Lappin .... assistant camera
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... dolly grip
Michael McGuire .... rigging key grip
Charlie McIntyre .... rigging gaffer (as Charles H. McIntyre III)
Daniel P. Moore .... video operator
Charles 'Chaz' Norcross .... electrician
Dan Rogers .... grip
Andrew Rowlands .... camera operator
John 'Fest' Sandau .... assistant chief lighting technician
Mike Satterfield .... electrician
Darrell B. Sheldon .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Rob Springer .... epk camera operator
Susan Starr .... assistant camera
Phillip Todd .... additional assistant camera
James R. Tynes .... chief lighting technician
Tom Fendley .... electrician (uncredited)
Jamie A. Marlowe .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Matthew Butler .... greens forman
 
Casting Department
Robin Carlan .... extras casting assistant
Marty Cherrix .... extras casting associate (as Marty Keener Cherrix)
Michael Hothorn .... casting assistant
Kim McCray .... extras casting assistant
Kim Petrosky .... extras casting
Manny Poulos .... casting associate
Terri Taylor .... casting associate
Matt Woodard .... extras casting assistant
Debra Zane .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthia Black .... costumer
Layne Brightwell .... key costumer
David Butler .... costume production assistant
Celeste Cleveland .... tailor
Kate Edwards .... key costumer
Julian J. Filiberti .... set costumer
K. Drew Fuller .... costumer
Dorothy Masters .... stitcher
Robert Mata .... costumer: Mr. Smith
Janet Melody .... seamstress
Linda N. Robinson .... set costumer
Barnaby Smith .... key set costumer
Josephine Willes .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Sam Adelman .... assistant editor
Liza D. Espinas .... associate editor (as Liza Espinas)
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer
Thomas M. Harrigan .... assistant editor
Anthony L. Jamison .... assistant editor
Carter Reedy .... assistant editor
Yvonne Valdez .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bill Abbott .... music editor
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Barney Bigard .... composer: song "Mood Indigo"
John Bissell .... music supervisor
Bobby Collins .... music consultant
Andrew Crowley .... musician: trumpet
George Hamer .... music contractor
Todd Homme .... executive in charge of music
Lesley Langs .... assistant music editor (as Leslie Langs)
Denise Okimoto .... assistant music editor
Rachel Portman .... orchestrator
David Snell .... conductor
Tony Stanton .... music copyist
Clarence Williams .... composer: song "E Flat Blues"
 
Transportation Department
Judi Bell .... driver: cast
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
Robert Buckman .... transportation coordinator
Michael Hyde .... transportation coordinator
Robert 'Bull' Maher .... driver
Ken Nevin .... transportation co-captain (as Ray Nevin)
Mike Robinson .... special driver
Patricia Sammons .... driver
Hank Van Apeldoorn .... driver
Susan Van Apeldoorn .... transportation
 
Other crew
Craig Bankey .... unit publicist
Laura Banks .... stand-in: Ms. Theron
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Andre Blair .... stand-in: Mr. Smith
Chris Cozens .... auricle operator
Julie Cummings .... production assistant
Karen C. Eide .... assistant production office coordinator
Lisa Jean Felski .... construction accountant
Shawna-Nova Foley .... craft service assistant
Robert George .... second assistant accountant
Ginger Gonzalez .... production assistant
Kurt Greufe .... first assistant accountant
Nancy Herrmann .... production assistant
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach
Thomas Johnston .... script supervisor
Floyd Justice .... set medic
Matthew Krueger .... production assistant
Dana Kullerd .... set production assistant
Julie Levine .... assistant accountant
Melissa Maready .... set teacher
David Ray Martin .... assistant location manager
Robin Meyers .... additional script supervisor
Kate Miller .... typist
Kathryn Mindala .... accountant
Steven R. Molen .... production executive
Joshua L.T. O'Malley .... third assistant accountant
Colin Penney .... production assistant
Meagan Riley-Grant .... assistant: Ms. Theron
Jason Rody .... set production assistant
Chris Romberg .... first assistant accountant
Holly S. Rymon .... production office coordinator
Per Saari .... assistant: Mr. Redford
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Brad Simonsen .... assistant to producer
Lewis Sparks .... set production assistant
Lewis Sparks .... stand-in: Mr. Damon
Diane Stockdale .... choreographer
Robin Stockdale .... choreographer
Carrie Sweeney .... set production assistant
Sam Tedesco .... supervising location manager
Andrew J. Young .... location scout
Lenny Young .... creative executive
Kirk Bair .... stand-in (uncredited)
Rebecca Gnann .... stand-in: Andrea Powell (uncredited )
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)
Ronda McCall .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tim Smith .... location assistant (uncredited)
Brian Walters .... intern (uncredited)
 
Thanks
James Redford .... thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content
Runtime:
126 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Brad Pitt was offered the role of Junuh but turned down.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the end of the match the lighting varies quickly and irregularly among late afternoon, night, twilight, and sunset.See more »
Quotes:
Rannulph Junuh:What was it Adele?... What did you like about us?...
Adele Invergordon:I liked the way we danced...
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Soundtrack:
My Best WishesSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The best movie I've seen to become present yourself, 4 October 2011
Author: Ralph Zoontjens from Tilburg, The Netherlands

You know, there's basically only two ways you can watch movies. You either use them as food for the thinking mind, or you simply sit back and see where it takes you, as if it's the first thing you've ever seen.

In the first way, your mind generates expectations of what it will get to consume. Then it will be presented its food for consumption, and it will start up its filters in order to judge whether the food is good or bad. And every time you think you can fit it with a negative label, you will gladly make known that you made that recognition.

In the other way, you enter the movie fully and openly, without expectations. And as the experience unfolds, you feel into the characters and relate it to your own being.

From the first perspective, this movie is not very good. It's slow, a bit airy-fairy, and the plot quite boring. Your mind will probably already know what's going to happen all the time, and find plenty of negative labels it can paste onto the movie. On to the next one, the next thing to consume, it will tell you.

From the other perspective, this is one of the best movies if not the best ever created in the history of humanity, if you ask me. It gradually unfolds into showing how R. Junuh (Matt Damon) becomes more present in where he is, as he makes crucial steps in his mind and lets go of the baggage that remains inside of it. By following this process and relating to it ourselves, this movie is a wonderful tool for becoming more present and being masterful in whatever we happen to be doing in our own lives.

Bagger Vance (Will Smith) basically tells that the only thing that Junuh can do in order to win this game of golf is let go of his thoughts. The thoughts that tell him who he is or should be in relation to others, what he feels about the present 'situation', or what he needs to do in order to succeed. He learns that he needs to simply drop that self-centeredness, essentially that whining child inside, and let the moment that is already there take him over instead of his mind.

By doing so ourselves during the movie, we might become more present too as our thoughts fade to the background and as we become more aware of what's going on around us, instead of being absorbed only in what's going on inside the screen, behind the electronic window. We can get into that state where we feel our environment, where we drop all mental baggage, and where we can simply excel in what we do, whatever it is that apparently wants to be done through us. We can remember how it was before all the mental conditioning started somewhere in our childhood, and become present again. That's the real potential of this movie, the experience it can drag you into. Which is much better than a temporary pleasure, if you ask me.

And is that not the only thing to do in this game we call life? Is that not the ultimate teaching that the Bhagavad Gita and ultimately the mystical branches of all religions point to? In this movie, it's not Bagger Vance that awakens R. Junuh, it simply all happens pretty much independently of anything, in the true experiential recognition of itself. And that's really all we need to know, and the limit of all that we can really get from any type of immersion in media content.

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