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Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)

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Jim Caviezel stars as golf legend Bobby Jones, the icon who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.

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Cast

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Big Bob Jones
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Clara Jones
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Bobby (14) (as Thomas 'Bubba' Lewis)
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Grandfather Jones
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Angus
Alistair Begg ...
Stewart Maiden
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Perry Adair
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Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., aka "Bobby Jones" rises from complete obscurity to become a golfing legend. Jones overcomes his own fierce temper, intense passion, and perfectionist tendencies to master the game and win the Grand Slam, the U.S., British, and Amateur Opens in golf, a feat unequaled even today. But it is Jones's style, personality, and character that separate him from the other professionals in his field. When Jones realizes that his unparalleled success may be destroying those he loves he's presented with an astounding proposition, one that shocks the world. Written by IMDb Editors

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There are finer things than winning championships. See more »


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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »
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30 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bobby Jones - A Carreira de um Génio  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,233,297 (USA) (30 April 2004)

Gross:

$2,694,071 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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Most railway scenes were depicted as occurring the the USA but the railroad equipment was obviously European (probably filmed in Scotland). See more »

Quotes

Walter Hagen: Tell me Bobby why do you play this game?
Robert Tyre Jones, Jr.: I play because I love it.
Walter Hagen: Well I play for the money. I have to win. That is why every time we face each other I will always beat you.
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Tippe Moore for job "production dog" and Sidney for job "post-production dog" See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.71 (2009) See more »

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Composed by Harvey Cohen (as Harvey R. Cohen)
Published by JRM Music, ASCAP
Courtesy of Megatrax Production Music, Inc.
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Great period piece with great values.
15 May 2004 | by (St. Johns, AZ, USA) – See all my reviews

A nice, indeed refreshing departure--along the lines of Sea Biscuit, Radio, and Chariots of Fire--from today's largely vacuous movie fare. The generational interplay between grandfather, father, and son together with the undergirding theme that there are things more important than championships, combine to make this a fine film.

This film is not for those whose entertainment tastes demand sex, gratuitous violence, or fast paced action. On the other hand, if you are tired of that type entertainment and enjoyed the above mentioned films, or Master and Commander, you should find this a very worthwhile picture. Unfortunately, it was not well-attended the day I saw it, though I did attend a matinee.


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