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Seven Days in Utopia (2011)

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After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher.

Writers:

David L. Cook (screenplay), Rob Levine (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Johnny Crawford
Lucas Black ... Luke Chisholm
Melissa Leo ... Lily
Deborah Ann Woll ... Sarah
Brian Geraghty ... Jake
Kathy Baker ... Mabel
Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Martin Chislom
Jerry Ferrara ... Joe Buckner
K.J. Choi K.J. Choi ... Tae Kwon Oh
Robert Bear Robert Bear ... Chuck
Josh Painting Josh Painting ... Duane
Brandel Chamblee Brandel Chamblee ... Self
Kelly Tilghman Kelly Tilghman ... Self (as Kelly Ann Tilghman)
Ezra Proch Ezra Proch ... Young Luke
Dora Madison ... Luke's Sister (as Madison Burge)
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Storyline

Luke is a young up-and-coming golfer. His father has pushed him to succeed on the green his entire life. After finally hitting rock bottom, he runs from his circumstances and his past and meets a man who took the time to care, Johnny Crawford. Johnny continues to surprise Luke at every turn, as he tries to help him bury his past and uncover the key to his future. Written by spammernaut

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Taglines:

Life is never the same once you've been to Utopia.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

K.J. Choi's (Tae Kwon Oh's) film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny rides up on Luke's wreck, there are tapaderos on his stirrups. After he is off his horse, asking Luke if he's O.K., the tapaderos are gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Johnny Crawford: How can a game have such an effect on a man's soul? The way I see it, how can it not? You don't chose the game, it choses you. And when it does, life and golf become forever connected. That's how it was for a young man named Luke Chisholm.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.110 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Grab Your Partner
Written by Duff L
Performed by Baby Al and The Capps
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Great message and Duvall is wonderful as always
6 September 2011 | by John_T_ChanceSee all my reviews

A perfect case of a message adding up to more than presentation in film terms. The story itself sags often, is corny and there is actually limited emotional connection despite the attempt at playing heavily in to character development. Three things elevate this movie to above average for me. One, Robert Duvall... that guy is a treat to watch in just about any performance. Two, I love the game of golf. Finally, the message of altering and living life on your own terms with faith and conviction resonates in a big way. I really loved this line from Duvall's grace before his meal... "Thank You for faith in a world filled with fear."

When reading certain reviews and seeing how many hate filled people attack any film with any type of religious message it helps to remember just how much they are lashing out in fear. Lack of true faith makes all people truly miserable eventually (and afraid) because they have nothing to truly strive for and will always be haunted by their own mortality. We all know misery loves company. They want to drag down and insult those who have a chance at peace. That in and of itself is quite sad.

Regardless, this movie is NOT a pure religious film at all. It's a story about golf and struggling to better oneself by prioritizing what is really important in life.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Days in Utopia See more »

Filming Locations:

Fredericksburg, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,316,910, 4 September 2011

Gross USA:

$4,373,074

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,373,074
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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