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Wimbledon (2004)

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.

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Peter Colt, an English tennis player in his thirties whose ranking slipped from 11th to 119th in the world, considers he never really had to fight for anything as his wealthy but all but close family easily put him through studies and allowed him to pursue his tennis ambitions, bravely exchanges jokes with his German sparring partner Dieter Prohl, in a similar position, but feels it's about time to admit he's getting too old to compete with fitter coming men (or boys) and intends, after a last Wimbledon, to take a job with the prestigious tennis club instead. Just then, by accident, he bumps into Lizzie Bradbury, the American rising star of female tennis, falls in love with her and finds her interest in him changes his entire perception, even gives him the strength to win again. But where will it lead them, especially when her overprotective father-manager Dennis Bradbury proves determined to nip their relationship in the bud, believing it detrimental to her career? Written by KGF Vissers

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She's the golden girl. He's the longshot. It's a match made in...

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexuality and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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17 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wimbledon - Spiel, Satz und... Liebe  »

Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,118,985 (USA) (17 September 2004)

Gross:

$16,831,505 (USA) (22 October 2004)
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Ian Somerhalder was considered for the role of Jake Hammond but was rejected by the director. See more »

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When Peter and Lizzie start talking with Jake Hammond at the party at the London Eye, they are at the top of the rotation. Then Peter punches Jake and immediately after that they run out and hop into the car. However, a whole rotation of the Eye takes about 30 minutes, so there is no way they would have gone from the top of the Eye to the bottom that quickly. See more »

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Peter Colt: [voiceover] We all start off in life with a dream, don't we? For a tennis player, it's being in the final of a Grand Slam, Centre Court, a high lob... a smash. Game, set and match. You're a champion. You're number one. But for most tennis players, that's all it ever is: a dream. The reality is another story. My story. Now, you see that good-looking fella? No, no that kid in white, the other tired good-looking fella. Yeah, him. Well, that's me. British Davis Cup, long time ago. Two ...
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Dedicated to Mark McCormack 1930-2003 See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.195 (2012) See more »

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Stay Don't Go
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Performed by Spoon
Courtesy of 12XU and Merge
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Film isn't worth the time.
7 October 2004 | by (Kansas City) – See all my reviews

The friend I saw "Wimbledon" with joked that whoever wrote it must have googled "cliches" and then tossed every one of them in this sorry excuse for a romantic comedy. So banal it's offensive. Not even Paul Bettany's sexy overbite could save it. Its half-hearted effort at combining sports with a love story annoyed me to no end. Hardly a decent shot, let alone sequence, of any actual tennis play and dialog about the game amounted to such trite wisdom as "play through the pain." It appears the film makers targeted this film towards young women, assuming they'd identify with Kirsten Dunst. Sure...an arrogant, hothead trollop who'll give up her dream for a quick shag.


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