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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.

Director:

Rowdy Herrington

Writers:

Rowdy Herrington (story), Kim Dawson (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... Bobby Jones
Claire Forlani ... Mary Malone Jones
Jeremy Northam ... Walter Hagen
Malcolm McDowell ... O.B. Keeler
Aidan Quinn ... Harry Vardon
Brett Rice ... Big Bob Jones
Connie Ray ... Clara Jones
Devon Gearhart ... Little Bobby (6, 8)
Bubba Lewis ... Bobby (14) (as Thomas 'Bubba' Lewis)
Dan Albright Dan Albright ... Grandfather Jones
Paul Freeman ... Angus
Alistair Begg Alistair Begg ... Stewart Maiden
Hilton McRae Hilton McRae ... Jimmy Maiden
Elizabeth Omilami ... Camilla
Brian F. Durkin ... Perry Adair
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Storyline

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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His passion made him a legend. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bobby Jones - A Carreira de um Génio See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,233,297, 2 May 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$2,694,071, 20 June 2004
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(TV) | (Ontario)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bubba Lewis, who portrays an adolescent Bobby Jones, is a low handicap player himself. Also a talented actor and singer, Lewis hits the links whenever he can. See more »

Goofs

During a scene at St. Andrews where Bobby Jones is playing several shots from a sand trap (bunker), a quick close-up shows a sand wedge with a flange. Jones retired from competition following his Grand Slam in 1930, but the sand wedge was not invented until 1932 by Gene Sarazen. See more »

Quotes

Angus: Do you know the definition of insanity Bobby? Its when you do the same thing over and over and expect a different result.
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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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Famous
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Written by Michael Andrew
Performed by The Michael Andrew Orchestra
Courtesy of M.A. Music
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Nice!
31 October 2005 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Wow, what a nice movie! Beautifully filmed, too.

This is a loving tribute to the American amateur golf legend Bobby Jones but it doesn't sugarcoat his story. Jones is shown with his good and bad sides, especially his horrible temper which he corrected, and his nervous ailments which he was unable to correct and caused an early retirement from the game.

There is a lot of golf footage in here, of tournaments won and lost and battles against famous professional Walter Hagen, who always is pictured in these golf films as an arrogant, flamboyant man. In contrast, Jones' modest character is even more apparent than would normally be noticed.

Anyway, Jim Caveziel is likable as Jones and the two young actors who play the golfer as a kid also do very well. Jones' love interest is appealingly played by Claire Forlani. The two make for a handsome couple.

This is simply a good-natured, feel-good movie that is pleasing to the eyes as well as the heart. If you are a golfer, this a must, but a nice story even if you don't play the game. If you have the DVD, check out the documentaries here. They are quite interesting.


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