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

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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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 6 films would later be Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011), The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012), A Mermaid's Tale (2017), Bernie The Dolphin (2018), Noelle (2019) and Bernie the Dolphin 2 (2019). See more »

Goofs

In the credits, the word professional is misspelled. It lists "Proffesional Golfers". 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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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.110 (2010) See more »

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Golf Central Theme
Written and Performed by Stephen Arnold (as Stephen Arnold Group) (SESAC)
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Entertaining family movie that deserves to be rated for what it really was, a good wholesome family movie...
3 September 2011 | by chas65See all my reviews

I just returned from watching this movie with my wife and children. We all like playing golf, but even if we hadn't, we would have enjoyed the movie all the same. It's not about golf (although I feel it portrays the constant battle that a golfer has with controlling the heart, staying calm and trusting your gut, etc), it's about one man's journey. It's about him putting events in his life into perspective, and understanding what's really important. I for one don't see an issue with this; in fact, I believe there should be more movies like this one.

This movie will sadly be underrated by some people with different expectations for this movie. Please rate it for the genre/type of movie that it is.

This is a simple, yet thought-provoking movie that will, at times, evoke emotions that could help people on the next step of their own journey. It primarily is a drama, but contains it's fair share of suspense, sports action, and romance. There are several funny scenes that warm the heart.

I highly recommend this movie if you want to be entertained, if you have an open mind, and if you don't mind thinking about your life and the future. This is a great heart-warming, feel-good movie. It makes a healthy change from the majority of movies produced recently.


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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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