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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.

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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 ... Himself
Kelly Tilghman Kelly Tilghman ... Herself (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.

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Drama | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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:

Sept Jours à Utopia See more »

Filming Locations:

Fredericksburg, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second of very few live action films of the 2010s to be Rated G by the MPAA. The previous film (not counting documentaries) had been Ramona and Beezus (2010), and the next 2 films would later be Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) and The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012). 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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Even if you aren't a fan of golf this is a must see. A rare non-cheesy faith based movie. A must see. I say A
28 November 2011 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"How can a game have such an affect on a man's soul? The way I see it, how can it not?" When Luke Chisolm's (Black) big chance at a golf tournament ends in a disaster he drives away wanting to give up golf. When an accident lands him in the town of Utopia he meets a rancher named Johnny Crawford (Duvall) who can teach him about golf, and much more. I have to admit that many of the "faith-based" movies that I have seen start off good then end up being very cheesy where everything works out perfect without any consequences or obstacles to avoid. This one was heading down that path but veered of sharply and ended up having one of the best endings I have seen in a movie. All that aside, this is a fantastic family movie that everyone will love and is a rare G rated movie that is good. While this is a golf movie, this is also so much more and Duvall plays a type of Mr. Myagi character in the way that only he can. I can go on and on about this movie but I will simply say...this is a must watch. Overall, one of the best sports movies to come out lately as well as one of the top ten of the year so far. I highly recommend. I give it an A.

*Also try - Greatest Game Ever Played & The Perfect Game


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