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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bobby Jones
... Mary Malone Jones
... Walter Hagen
... O.B. Keeler
... Harry Vardon
... Big Bob Jones
... Clara Jones
... Little Bobby (6, 8)
... Bobby (14) (as Thomas 'Bubba' Lewis)
Dan Albright ... Grandfather Jones
... Angus
Alistair Begg ... Stewart Maiden
Hilton McRae ... Jimmy Maiden
... Camilla
... Perry Adair
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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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30 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bobby Jones - A Carreira de um Génio  »

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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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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 »

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The Coke that Bobby Jones is drinking with Walter Hagen keeps refilling itself. See more »

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Angus: [after Bobby walks off the green, during the British Open, quitting the competition] You made a mistake laddy. You can be forgiven for losing but you can't be forgiven for giving up. Not by them mind you,
[points at the public]
Angus: but by yourself. You'll always remember the day Wee Bobby quit the British Open.
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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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Famous
(2004)
Written by Michael Andrew
Performed by The Michael Andrew Orchestra
Courtesy of M.A. Music
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A Classic Bio
6 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Golfers will love this film about one of the greatest golfers of all time. I say one of the greatest because it is hard to say that any one golfer was the greatest given the changing conditions, the degree if competition, and the changes in equipment. While Jones undoubtedly was the best of his generation, arguments can be made that Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus were the greatest of their generations and that Tiger Woods is the greatest of the present generation.

From a historical standpoint, this movie is very accurate and a great deal of attention was paid to every detail. As to authenticity of the sets and costumes this movie is the best I have seen in years. All too often movies take shortcuts which infringe on their authenticity. Even the uniforms worn by the Marines in this picture are authentic replicas of the uniforms worn by Marines in the early '30s down to the ribbons.

The film does have some shortcomings though. Ihe acting is not that great and the story gets a little hammy at times but the reality still shows through. Much too much is made of the reporter from the Atlanta Journal who is used as a foil. While the Journal did follow Jones closely, it wasn't nearly as close as depicted in the film. But the story brings out the humanness of Jones quite well, better than does the usually told legends.


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