Wimbledon (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sport  |  17 September 2004 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wimbledon - Spiel, Satz und... Liebe  »

Box Office


$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$280,588 (Brazil) (29 October 2004)

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Did You Know?


The scenes showing the public queuing up outside Wimbledon were in fact shot outside London's Zoo, simply because it looks more interesting. See more »


When Peter is headed into his first game of Wimbledon, he says," So this is it. This is the end. This is what it looks like. 1000 balls a day, 300 days a year, for 25 years. 6,000,000 balls. And it all ends here. At 2 in the afternoon, on Court 17, while they're on center court, rooting for the latest Russian teenage beauty." 1000 balls/day x 300 days/year x 25 years is 7,500,000 balls, not six million. See more »


[first lines]
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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18 December 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

There aren't many Tennis movies so when one does come out, Tennis fans are quick to see it and quick to judge it. As well as being a movie about Britain's famous Wimbledon Tennis Tournament it is a romantic comedy. I think a lot of people who see the movie and are disappointed with the so called lack of Tennis scenes are forgetting the movie is also about the romance between the two tennis players (Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst.) I loved the movie, I thought it was quirky, romantic and fun. There are heaps of real-life tennis couples and this movie is a great example of how two people from different places and upbringings can change each other's lives. If you like romantic comedyies or sports movies than I definitely recommend this movie.

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