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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Sport | 3 November 2000 (USA)
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A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

Director:

Robert Redford

Writers:

Steven Pressfield (novel), Jeremy Leven (screenplay)
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Bagger Vance
Matt Damon ... Rannulph Junuh
Charlize Theron ... Adele Invergordon
Bruce McGill ... Walter Hagen
Joel Gretsch ... Bobby Jones
J. Michael Moncrief ... Hardy Greaves
Peter Gerety ... Neskaloosa
Lane Smith ... Grantland Rice
Michael O'Neill ... O.B. Keeler
Thomas Jay Ryan ... Spec Hammond
Trip Hamilton Trip Hamilton ... Frank Greaves
Dermot Crowley ... Dougal McDermott
Harve Presnell ... John Invergordon
Danny Nelson Danny Nelson ... McManus
Bob Penny ... Laidlaw
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Storyline

A disillusioned war veteran, Captain Rannulph Junuh, reluctantly agrees to play a game of golf. He finds the game futile until his caddy, Bagger Vance, teaches him the secret of the authentic golf stroke which turns out also to be the secret to mastering any challenge and finding meaning in life. Written by M. Fowler

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Some Things Can't Be Learned. They Must Be Remembered. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Bagger Vance See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaufort, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,516,712, 5 November 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,695,227, 5 January 2001
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Dolby Digital EX | SDDS | DTS-ES

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Matt Damon did not have any previous experience playing golf; he spent a month with golf pro Tim Moss in Hilton Head, South Carolina, to prepare for the role. See more »

Goofs

Right after Junuh "starts playing golf," two putts are shown going into the hole. The second putt could not have been hit by Junuh as when he steps over to pick take the ball out of the hole, he comes from the right side of the hole. The ball came more from the left. See more »

Quotes

Rannulph Junuh: What were you doing out there? I could have killed you.
Bagger Vance: Nah, actually, I positioned myself right in front of you, 'cause from the way your swings were goin', I figured that was the safest place.
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Crazy Credits

The DreamWorks logo, the 20th Century Fox logo, and the opening credits are all silent when the film opens, except for the sound of the wind and crickets of the golf course. See more »

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References The Natural (1984) See more »

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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
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Not a bad film
18 September 2004 | by ElgroovioSee all my reviews

I used to love this film a lot, but with time I have grown less fond of it. Still I regard it as a pretty good film, for a number of reasons.

First, it is very well made, and artistically shot with some highly memorable scenes, such as the one where Will Smith first appears out of the dark.

Second, it is very well directed, by Robert Redford.

Third and finally it has a smashing cast, with Will Smith and Matt Damon carrying it beautifully. Surprisingly, Charlize Theron, who I don't tend to like very much in general, is very good as Damon's love interest. Another surprising thing about this film is that the kid, J. Michael Moncrief, is fantastic in his part as young Hardy Greaves (kid actors, with the exceptions of Rupert Grint and Haley Joel Osment, tend to have very poor acting skills. Yes Daniel Radcliffe, I'm thinking of you). Also, look out for Jack Lemmon's (for some reason uncredited) role as the old Hardy Greaves (it was one of his final roles).

"The Legend of Bagger Vance" is a good watch, but it does get a bit monotonous after a while. Still, if you love golf, you're bound to enjoy it. I give a respectable 8/10.


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