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Golf in the Kingdom (2010)

PG | | Drama | 29 July 2011 (USA)
The year is 1956. American philosophy student Michael is traveling en route to India when he decides to stop at Links of Burningbush in Scotland for one last round of golf before giving up the game for good.

Director:

Susan Streitfeld

Writers:

Michael Murphy (book), Susan Streitfeld (screenplay)

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Credited cast:
David O'Hara ... Shivas Irons
Malcolm McDowell ... Dr. Julian Lange
Mason Gamble ... Michael Murphy
Frances Fisher ... Eve Greene
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Curran ... Adam Green
Catherine Kellner ... Martha McKee
Julian Sands ... Peter McNaughton
Jim Turner ... Balie Maclver
Joanne Whalley ... Agatha McNaughton
Rik Young ... Evan Tyree
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The year is 1956. American philosophy student Michael is traveling en route to India when he decides to stop at Links of Burningbush in Scotland for one last round of golf before giving up the game for good.

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Trivia

Filmed entirely at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, a privately owned golf paradise frequented by the rich and famous, located just north of Bandon, OR. See more »

Quotes

Shivas Irons: The meaning of golf is to enjoy yourself and beware the quicksand of perfection!
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Wonderful Interpretation
13 December 2011 | by jlh-766-904880See all my reviews

It's always risky to make a book into a movie, and usually the flick doesn't live up to the tome, primarily because great literature explores the internal whereas film concerns itself with the exterior. Riskier still when the book is category-killing classic such as Golf In The Kingdom.

This film, however, gets it--beyond faithful to the feel, the spirit, and the mystery of the novel. Impeccable direction, inspired acting, and brilliant cinematography. A must see for any aficionado of Murphy's eternal gift to golf literature, not to mention any golfer who has ever played or dreamed of playing on America's only true-to-Scottish links course. I shan't spoil it by naming the location. You'll you'll just have to stay through the credits.

To the Producer/Distributor: please, PLEASE get the DVD out soon, because I want to see it again and again, and I'm running out of airfare.


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