The Greatest Game Ever Played [DVD] [2005]

  • SKU: 7643712
  • Release Date: 04/11/2006
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 12)

    Special Features


    • A view from the gallery: on the set of The Greatest Game Ever Played
    • Two legends and The Greatest Game
    • Feature film audio commentary: director Bill Paxton
    • Feature film audio commentary: writer Mark Frost
    • From caddy to champion: Francus Quimet

    Synopsis


    The Greatest Game Ever Played
    The true story of an upset victory that helped change the sport of golf forever provides the basis for this period drama. Francis Ouimet (played by Shia LaBeouf) was born in 1893 to a working-class family in Massachusetts, and grew up fascinated by golf. However, at that time golf was considered a pastime of the wealthy and privileged, and British and Scottish players dominated the professional game. Ouimet's familial home was near the Brookline, MA, Country Club, and over the stern objections of his father, Francis got a job there as a caddy. Honing his skill in his spare time, Francis displayed a tremendous natural talent for the game and an understanding of its strategies, and 1913 he became the first amateur to play in the U.S. Open, held at the Brookline Country Club. Ouimet's presence was considered little more than a novelty at the time; Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane), a British champion with six tournament victories under his belt, was considered a shoo-in to win, with Ted Ray (Stephen Marcus) his only serious competition. However, Vardon, a fellow working-class boy who had overcome tuberculosis to become Britain's premier professional golfer, had more in common with Ouimet than anyone expected, and the tournament unexpectedly became a hard-fought competition between an established star and a promising unknown. Directed by Bill Paxton in his second directorial effort, The Greatest Game Ever Played also stars Elias Koteas as Francis' father, Josh Flitter as the ten-year-old boy who becomes Francis' caddy, and Peyton List as Sarah Wallis, Francis' sweetheart. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Shia LaBeouf
      Shia LaBeouf - Francis Ouimet
    • Stephen Dillane
      Stephen Dillane - Harry Vardon
    • Josh Flitter
      Josh Flitter - Eddie Lowery
    • Peyton List
      Peyton List - Sarah Wallis
    • Elias Koteas
      Elias Koteas - Arthur Ouimet



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      More than just a sports movie!

      Posted
      Movielover1
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      Like all great sports movies, this film is about character as much as athletic prowess. It is the story of the 1913 U.S. Open, a time when golf was still considered a "gentleman's game" and when the entire Open was played in 2 days (36 holes each day, regardless of weather). The former caddy who lives across the street from the host golf course is pitted against the greatest English golfer of the day (and one of the best ever), who also comes from a commoner background. As the match plays out, both demonstrate their superior playing skills and most especially, their strength of character. Even though only one of them can be the champion, there is no loser. They are both truly winners!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I Own It

      Posted
      KansasBob

      A person can not like the game of golf, and still like this movie. Against all odds, the little guy does good. I really like these kind of movies. The special features were really good too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      the best movie ever

      Posted
      Mademoiselle

      this is one of the best movies ever i love everything of this movie i'll wee it over and over again it envolves sadness, happiness and talent the acting are great i definetly recommend it

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great golf movie

      Posted
      AmJam87
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      This is a really great movie, not only about the game of golf, but also about following your dreams no matter what or who tries to stand in your way.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Golf Film

      Posted
      breadboy
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      Very underated film! First introduced me the Shia LeBouf. Even non-golf fans will enjoy this film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another great Disney sports film

      Posted
      BB322
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      Extremely enjoyable family film with heart, humor, and a really good score from Brian Tyler.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Love this movie

      Posted
      Trickster
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      This movie is about following your dreams. And hope your a little inspired after watching it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie!!

      Posted
      JBailey

      Awesome movie!! Very entertaining!!! Makes me enjoy playing golf even more after watching it!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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