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Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)

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

Director:

Rowdy Herrington

Writers:

Rowdy Herrington (story), Kim Dawson (story) | 3 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... Bobby Jones
Claire Forlani ... Mary Malone Jones
Jeremy Northam ... Walter Hagen
Malcolm McDowell ... O.B. Keeler
Aidan Quinn ... Harry Vardon
Brett Rice ... Big Bob Jones
Connie Ray ... Clara Jones
Devon Gearhart ... Little Bobby (6, 8)
Bubba Lewis ... Bobby (14) (as Thomas 'Bubba' Lewis)
Dan Albright ... Grandfather Jones
Paul Freeman ... Angus
Alistair Begg Alistair Begg ... Stewart Maiden
Hilton McRae Hilton McRae ... Jimmy Maiden
Elizabeth Omilami ... Camilla
Brian F. Durkin ... Perry Adair
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Storyline

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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There are finer things than winning championships. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,233,297, 2 May 2004

Gross USA:

$2,694,071

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,707,913
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV) | (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 »

Goofs

Locker room scene with Hagen coming in with sweaty shirt near end of rant his shirt is spotless then next scene the back is sweaty again. See more »

Quotes

Bobby: Mr. Byers and I both played terribly. He just ran out of clubs before I did.
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Crazy Credits

Tippe Moore for job "production dog" and Sidney for job "post-production dog" See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Non Piangere, Liu
(1922-1924)
from "Turandot"
Music by Giacomo Puccini (uncredited)
Music completed by Franco Alfano (uncredited)
Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni (uncredited)
Sung by Renata Tebaldi and Jussi Björling (as Jussi Bjoerling)
Rome Opera Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf (as Eric Leinsdorf) conducting
Courtesy of BMG Classics/RCA Red Seal
Under license from BMG Film & TV Music
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2 May 2004 | by 01smithSee all my reviews

We saw this movie last night on its opening night for the public. It was a good movie about a man who loved to play golf, and over his lifetime transformed himself into a man of integrity, perseverance, and great intelligence. He knew what was really important in his life and he made a plan that allowed him to fulfill his destiny in golf and in his personal life. He was the best golf player in the world, but he was also an awesome man personally. One of his greatest accomplishments was bringing his father and grandfather together, healing a life-long rift.

The movie was well done. It was both entertaining and enlightening. It definitely kept our interest for the whole two hours. We felt his sense of life-long struggle, that life was never easy for him, and we celebrated his accomplishments, both on and off the golf course. The actors did a wonderful job, especially Jim Caviezel as Bobby and Malcolm McDowell as OB Keilor, the newspaper reporter who wrote about Bobby's career from the very beginning. Jeremy Northam also had a good supporting role as Walter Hagen.

We'd recommend that you see this movie; you don't have to love golf to enjoy it (but if you do, you'll enjoy it all the more). It's worth seeing in the movie theater.


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