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Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)

Jim Caviezel stars as golf legend Bobby Jones, the icon who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.

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Big Bob Jones
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Clara Jones
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Bobby (14) (as Thomas 'Bubba' Lewis)
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Grandfather Jones
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Angus
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Perry Adair
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Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., aka "Bobby Jones" rises from complete obscurity to become a golfing legend. Jones overcomes his own fierce temper, intense passion, and perfectionist tendencies to master the game and win the Grand Slam, the U.S., British, and Amateur Opens in golf, a feat unequaled even today. But it is Jones's style, personality, and character that separate him from the other professionals in his field. When Jones realizes that his unparalleled success may be destroying those he loves he's presented with an astounding proposition, one that shocks the world. Written by IMDb Editors

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His passion made him a legend. See more »


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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »
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30 April 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bobby Jones - A Carreira de um Génio  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,233,297 (USA) (2 May 2004)

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$2,694,071 (USA) (20 June 2004)
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Trivia

Bubba Lewis, who portrays an adolescent Bobby Jones, is a low handicap player himself. Also a talented actor and singer, Lewis hits the links whenever he can. See more »

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While sitting in a classroom, Jones is taking notes with his left hand. Bobby Jones was right handed. See more »

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Angus: [after Bobby walks off the green, during the British Open, quitting the competition] You made a mistake laddy. You can be forgiven for losing but you can't be forgiven for giving up. Not by them mind you,
[points at the public]
Angus: but by yourself. You'll always remember the day Wee Bobby quit the British Open.
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Tippe Moore for job "production dog" and Sidney for job "post-production dog" See more »

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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Par for the Course (2011) See more »

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Remarkable Girl
(1929)
Music by Lou Handman
Lyrics by Henry Creamer
Used by permission of Carlin Music Publishing Canada, Inc. (SOCAN) on behalf of Redwood Music Ltd. (PRS),
Goodman Music Co. and the Estates of Henry Creamer and Lou Handman
Performed by The Michael Andrew Orchestra
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Nice!
31 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, what a nice movie! Beautifully filmed, too.

This is a loving tribute to the American amateur golf legend Bobby Jones but it doesn't sugarcoat his story. Jones is shown with his good and bad sides, especially his horrible temper which he corrected, and his nervous ailments which he was unable to correct and caused an early retirement from the game.

There is a lot of golf footage in here, of tournaments won and lost and battles against famous professional Walter Hagen, who always is pictured in these golf films as an arrogant, flamboyant man. In contrast, Jones' modest character is even more apparent than would normally be noticed.

Anyway, Jim Caveziel is likable as Jones and the two young actors who play the golfer as a kid also do very well. Jones' love interest is appealingly played by Claire Forlani. The two make for a handsome couple.

This is simply a good-natured, feel-good movie that is pleasing to the eyes as well as the heart. If you are a golfer, this a must, but a nice story even if you don't play the game. If you have the DVD, check out the documentaries here. They are quite interesting.


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