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Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

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After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher.

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(as Matthew Dean Russell)

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Cast

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Johnny Crawford
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Lily
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Sarah
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Jake
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Mabel
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Martin Chislom
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Tae Kwon Oh
Robert Bear ...
Chuck
Josh Painting ...
Brandel Chamblee ...
Himself
Kelly Tilghman ...
Herself (as Kelly Ann Tilghman)
Ezra Proch ...
Young Luke
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Luke's Sister (as Madison Burge)
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Storyline

Luke is a young up-and-coming golfer. His father has pushed him to succeed on the green his entire life. After finally hitting rock bottom, he runs from his circumstances and his past and meets a man who took the time to care, Johnny Crawford. Johnny continues to surprise Luke at every turn, as he tries to help him bury his past and uncover the key to his future. Written by spammernaut

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Life is never the same once you've been to Utopia.

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Drama | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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2 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sieben Tage die dein Leben verändern  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Seven Days in Utopia" is the third film credit which Robert Duvall and Lucas Black share. In addition to the 1996 film "Sling Blade" in which they shared no screen time, they appeared in the 2009 film "Get Low" which also starred Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek. See more »

Goofs

None of the vehicles had a registration or inspection sticker displayed on the lower left corner of the windshield, as required by Texas law, in order to drive on a public highway. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Johnny Crawford: How can a game have such an effect on a man's soul? The way I see it, how can it not? You don't chose the game, it choses you. And when it does, life and golf become forever connected. That's how it was for a young man named Luke Chisholm.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.110 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Born Again
feat. Mac Powell
Written by Mac Powell (as M. Powell), T. Anderson, B. Avery, D. Carr, M. Lee, Klaus Badelt, Christopher Carmichael (as C. Carmichael)
Produced and Arranged by Klaus Badelt
Mixed by Mark Vinten
Vocals: Mac Powell and Jacqueline Becker
Guitars: Daniel Rojas
Bass: Christopher Carmichael
Additional vocal recordists: James Majors, Brent Maloney
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I shouldn't have enjoyed the film, but did
11 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I had read the plot of the movie beforehand, I would have skipped it. And ten-or-so minutes into the film, it seemed like it was going to be a hackneyed, cloying been-there-done-that type of film. For some reason, I was enjoying it just enough not to stop watching. The film - be it considered a parable, a sports story or a bit of cinematic religious dogma - somehow transcends all of these. Yes, the characters are stereotyped, and the movie, as any first-year college student of writing could tell you, needs all of them to interplay with each other. Film-writing 101. The film, though, has sensitive writing (no freshmen college kids in the writing pool, obviously), great acting (Duvall and Black are both wonderful), phenomenal cinematography, and, in all, tends to be a touching film, rather than an annoying treacly bit of fluff. I never would have guessed from either the synopsis of the film nor from the first few minutes that it would make it to my "save for repeat viewing" bin.


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