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Wimbledon (2004)

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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.

Director:

Richard Loncraine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Lizzie Bradbury
Paul Bettany ... Peter Colt
Sam Neill ... Dennis Bradbury
Jon Favreau ... Ron Roth
Bernard Hill ... Edward Colt
Eleanor Bron ... Augusta Colt
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Dieter Prohl
Austin Nichols ... Jake Hammond
Robert Lindsay ... Ian Frazier
James McAvoy ... Carl Colt
John McEnroe ... John McEnroe
Chris Evert ... Court Commentator Chris Evert
Mary Carillo Mary Carillo ... Court Commentator Mary Carillo
John Barrett John Barrett ... Court Commentator John Barrett
Kyle Hyde Kyle Hyde ... Monte Carlo Opponent
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wimbledon - Spiel, Satz und... Liebe See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,118,985, 19 September 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,001,133, 11 November 2004

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,512,007
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DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In a shot of the film that was filmed in Brighton, the door on the rounded corner of the houses is in fact painted on. See more »

Goofs

Lizzie in her Dorchester Hotel suite yells "It's open!", urging Peter to go straight in. Dorchester Hotel doors cannot be left open - they, like most five star hotel room doors, slam shut automatically for security reasons. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Mark McCormack 1930-2003 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #13.6 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Mobile
(Avril Lavigne (as Lavigne) / Clif Magness (as Magness))
Performed by Avril Lavigne
Courtesy of BMG Network Enterprises for BMG
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Paul Bettany makes this a winning movie.
22 December 2004 | by NativeTexanSee all my reviews

Paul Bettany is perfect in his role, and delivers his self-effacing and ironical lines better than any Englishman since Michael Caine. He isn't classically handsome, yet you can't take your eyes off him. Whatever the camera loves, he's got. Kirstin Dunst continues to get roles she's not right for, yet carry them off by sheer self-confidence and forthrightness. She's not pretty, her figure is utterly ordinary, and she certainly isn't built like an athlete. She doesn't even look like she works out. And there's no subtlety in her performance -- maybe that's the directors fault, but her one-dimensional portrayal has all the mystery of drywall. Whichever it is, Mr. Bettany's charm and ease help soften her one-note approach to her role. Sam Neill, a brilliant and completely lovable actor, is totally wasted in this role.


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