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Tommy's Honour (2016)

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In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy's Honour - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.

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Jason Connery
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Benjamin Wainwright ... George Atwood Jnr
Peter Mullan ... Tom Morris
Jack Lowden ... Tommy Morris
Peter Ferdinando ... Major Molesworth
Andy Gray Andy Gray ... Lang Dan
Greg Powrie Greg Powrie ... Campbell
Christopher Craig ... Durie
Fraser Sivewright Fraser Sivewright ... Club Secretary
Therese Bradley ... Nancy Morris
Dylan Neilson Dylan Neilson ... Young Jamie Morris
Max Coussins ... Young Jack Morris
Kylie Hart ... Lizzie Morris
James Smillie ... Minister Boyd
Kimberly Sinclair Kimberly Sinclair ... Sally MacKenzie (as Kimberley Sinclair)
Max Deacon ... David Strath
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Storyline

In St Andrews, Scotland in 1866, 15-year-old Tommy Morris is an avid golfer like his legendary and pioneering father, Tom Morris. "Old Tom" is greens-keeper for The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, as well as the town's club- and ball-maker. He is the two-time winner of the first major golf tournament, The Open Championship, which he founded in 1860. He also established golf's standard of 18 holes per round. But young Tommy is beginning to chafe at his father's dictates, especially in the rapidly changing world they live in. Tommy soon outshines his father, winning The Open three times in a row while still in his teens. The "dashing young man of golf", he draws flocks of spectators to the sport and becomes its first touring professional..

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golf | friendship | friend | train | boat | See All (75) »

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He didn't invent golf. He revolutionized it. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some suggestive material, language and smoking | See all certifications »
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In 1874, a train is hauled by locomotive number 62712. This locomotive was built in 1928. 62712 was the number it carried after 1948. See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
Traditional song, Lyrics Written by Robert Burns
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Old and Young Tom
19 April 2017 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Jason Connery (Sean's son) directs this story about old Tom Morris and his son Tommy written by Pamela Martin from the book by Kevin Cook. It's a bit surprising that the story focuses as much or more on the melodrama and personal story of the younger Tommy than the historical influences, but there is links action to give us a feel for the times.

Jack Lowden and his dimples portray Tommy, while Ophelia Lovibond plays his love interest Meg. Their relationship drives the story, and we are reminded that small-minded people were every bit as prevalent 140 years ago as they are now. Tommy's mother, their community, and even the minister of the Church pass harsh judgment on Meg and her unfortunate past. Combine that with the element of "Gentlemen", which are anything but, and we get an understanding of how Tommy's actions changed not just the game of golf, but also influenced the softening of the class difference. His push to bring respect and fairness to professional golfers erased the similarities with how race horses and golfers were treated the same from a wagering perspective.

This was the time of the original "13 Rules of Golf", and when rowdy crowd hovered right next to the golfers as they played. Other than the closing credit graphics, Old Tom Morris (Peter Mullan) isn't really given his due as a course designer, but this is really the story of his son, and though the film is a bit too long, it's a story that deserves to be told.


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Language:

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Release Date:

14 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$209,190, 16 April 2017

Gross USA:

$569,306

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$751,345
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2.35 : 1
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