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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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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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While sitting in a classroom, Jones is taking notes with his left hand. Bobby Jones was right handed. 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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Composed by Harvey Cohen (as Harvey R. Cohen)
Published by JRM Music, ASCAP
Courtesy of Megatrax Production Music, Inc.
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Old style biopic with truth .
4 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film which carries no studio name could almost have been made by Fox or Warner in the golden age because of craftsmanship;but it tells the truth as they almost never did. It is a shame the people who promoted this so much seem to have missed an opportunity (hopefully the DVD is more successful).Of course release dates and all come into play ;and Caviezel's current fame cuts both ways . But it seems even golfers have ignored this film judging by the poor Box Office.Definitely in the same league as Seabiscuit ; with outstanding performances by all three playing Bobby Jones as well as a wonderful supporting cast . It is a very moving story when told with all the warts and problems to see.


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