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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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There are finer things than winning championships. See more »


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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

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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

The golf courses supposed to be Oakmont and Merion have abundant coniferous trees - not at all a characteristic of either course. And the greens, tees and fairways are cut to today's short lengths and "striped" by modern-style mowers. The equipment of Bobby Jones's era was incapable of doing this. Green speeds in the movie are much too quick - in the 1920s and 1930s, they were about one-quarter of today's speeds. 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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Crazy Credits

Tippe Moore for job "production dog" and Sidney for job "post-production dog" See more »

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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Par for the Course (2011) See more »

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Tom Tom Hop
Composed by Harvey Cohen (as Harvey R. Cohen)
Published by JRM Music, ASCAP
Courtesy of Megatrax Production Music, Inc.
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I wonder about the no. of those go gave it a "1"
7 May 2004 | by schuhjSee all my reviews

Bobby Jones has the same feel as the many old movie biographies of the 1950s, like the Glenn Miller Story, but it is better written and better acted and certainly the historic artifacts are better, although it is true that everything looks so new! There is no high drama, but one gets a sense of the sheer effort it took for Jones to succeed. Anyone who knew only the bare outlines of his career, and about his background, may have assumed that he was a "natural"to whom the game came easily. The opposite is true and the movies demonstrates, ironically, why amateurs have disappeared from golf. The effort needed to excel is too great except for the most gifted of golfers. Tiger Woods would not be what he is if he had to work at another job for 9 months a year.

But my questions is: what do some people hate morality tales, but especially the ones that are true. Is it inverted snobbery? I think so.


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