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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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Will Smith and Matt Damon playing golf for two hours, much better than it sounds See more (255 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)
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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 .... 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
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)
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Trivia:
Brad Pitt was offered the role of Junuh but turned down.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: On the 18th hole of the final round, Walter Hagen chips a good 3 feet past the hole, and the ball is still moving when we cut away. When he goes to putt out he taps in a putt just inches from the hole.See more »
Quotes:
Bagger Vance:Put your eyes on Bobby Jones... Look at his practice swing, almost like he's searchin for something... Then he finds it... Watch how he settle hisself right into th emiddle of it, feel that focus... He got a lot of shots he could choose from... Duffs and tops and skulls, there's only ONE shot that's in perfect harmony with the feild...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.71" (2009)See more »
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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Will Smith and Matt Damon playing golf for two hours, much better than it sounds, 22 October 2007
Author: ExpendableMan from United Kingdom

The thing you have to bear in mind when watching The Legend of Bagger Vance is that sports movies, by their very definition, tend to match the atmosphere of the sport they depict. Football or Ice hockey movies for instance tend to be loud, bombastic and flashy, just like the games themselves. Basketball movies meanwhile often rely on the street/hip hop connection and are just as loud, but with a slightly more gritty edge to them, provided you completely forget about the atrocious Space Jam. Bagger Vance on the other hand revolves entirely around golf and consequently, is a lot quieter, slower paced and gentle than its brash genre cousins, but it nevertheless possesses a charm and subtlety that is quite endearing.

Told completely in flashback, the film's story involves Matt Damon's depressed World War One veteran Rannulph Junnuh taking part in a highly publicised golf tournament against two established (real life) professionals - Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones. At first things don't look good, Junnuh hasn't played the game since getting back from the trenches and is a slovenly drunken washout and despite having the support of the townsfolk, nobody really expects him to win. And then he gets a new caddy in the shape of Bagger Vance (Will Smith).

At this point I imagine alarm bells are ringing in your head. Will Smith must mean wise-cracking, one-liners and the word 'damn' being stretched out so that it consists of two syllables right? Well you'll be relieved to know that Bagger is a pleasant change of direction for the normal Smith stereotype. Relaxing on his heels and working his acting muscles instead of his action hero ones, Smith is the undeniable soul of the movie. His eminently likable charm is still there, but he relies more on home spun wisdom and gentle prodding to help Damon back into his game, rather than calling him a honkey and effecting a cocky swagger. Playing off against him, Matt Damon is suitably vulnerable and insecure but is overshadowed a bit and with the exception of Junnuh's two rivals, the rest of the cast might as well be superfluous. Thankfully, Junnuh's redemption and Vance's easy going friendship is enough to carry the film and the story, while corny, is just as charming as the title character.

Elsewhere, director Robert Redford once again shows off his knack for beautiful cinematography. As most of the film takes place on golf courses you're never too far away from some gorgeous scenery and the contrast between the vibrant green vegetation and stunning blue sky makes Bagger Vance a feast for the eyes. Given the film's somewhat slow pace, it also makes this an ideal choice for a wet Sunday afternoon where you'd like to go for a walk and appreciate the countryside but are unable to thanks to the rain.

That said, Bagger Vance still has its faults. The writing is a bit hackneyed and anyone who doesn't like cheese would do well to stay away. Junnuh's love interest sub-plot with golf promoter Adele Invergordon (Charlize Theron) meanwhile feels tacked on and unnecessary, as though somewhere along the production line someone decided that if Junnuh was to fully come to terms with himself he'd have to get it on with a sweet country belle. The positives outweigh the negatives though and if you're in the mood for a relaxing, slow paced movie with a lot of subtleties that not everyone will appreciate, you can't really go wrong with Bagger Vance. This is a film to watch with your feet up, the house clean and a big mug of hot chocolate in your hand. And refreshingly enough for a sports movie, it doesn't feature a scene where a big crowd begins cheering wildly while over-the-top power ballads play in the background, that alone should be enough to raise an eyebrow or two.

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