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A Gentleman's Game (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  20 August 2002 (USA)
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A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.

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A drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed one summer at an exclusive East Coast country club.

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Sometimes lessons come from unexpected places.

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Drama | Sport

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Timmy Price's house is actually co-writer Tom Coyne's parents' house, where Coyne was living during filming. See more »

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When Timmy is playing golf with his father and his father is squatting to take a look at his putting line, he say's "Same model putter that Ben Hogan used when he won the Grand Slam". This is historically incorrect because Bobby Jones is the only player to ever win the "Grand Slam". (4 major wins in one season) This happened in 1930 and Bobby Jones retired thereafter. Ben Hogan was one of the best players ever, he came close in 1953 winning 3 out of the 4 majors. He won the Masters, U.S. Open, and The British Open, this is known as the "Hogan Slam" but not the "Grand Slam". See more »

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Timmy Price: Well, maybe I could hit a few balls up here and you could give me some pointers.
Foster Pearse: Do I *look* like Mr. Miyagi to you? Wax on, wax off. Oh yes, Timmy-san, you hit a few balls, I give you pointers.
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Artfully, Subtly Portrayed Coming of Age Movie
5 May 2005 | by (Northern California, USA) – See all my reviews

Timmy Price (Mason Gamble) is the son of a middle class family whose father belongs to the venerable and exclusive Fox Chase Golf Club. His well meaning father forces him to caddy at the club the summer he turns thirteen. At first Timmy doesn't fit in with the caddies, and is generally ignored as being another "members kid...who come to loop for one day and never come back..." Timmy keeps at the looping (caddying) though and soon discovers his own gift for the game.

While looping Timmy watches the members associate with each other and interact with the staff. Lessons about life and growing up are subtly characterized, often with nothing more than the actual events to relate Timmy's realizations. This is an excellent movie to watch in the "coming of age" genre. The movie is narrated by the "adult" Timmy as he is looking back at this time in his life. One of the strongest aspects of the film is that the whole story is conveyed without the sugary sentimentality or rose colored emotion that is often used to tell a coming of age story. Very refreshing.


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