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PG| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
Blue-collar Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf) fights class prejudice while mastering golf, a game guarded by the upper crust. Employed as a caddy at the exclusive Brookline Country Club, Francis fine-tunes his skills during off hours. His father, Arthur (Elias Koteas), disapproves, but a few admirers help Francis enter the 1913 U.S. Open. The underdog competes against British star Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane) and finds common ground with his boyhood idol. The film is based on a true story.

Cast: Shia LaBeouf , Stephen Dillane , Josh Flitter , Peyton List , Elias Koteas , Marnie McPhail , Stephen Marcus , Peter Firth

Director: Bill Paxton

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

Release Date: September 17th, 2005|1 hr. 55 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The film will have to settle for a bogey rather than a par. Still, some hyperbole is warranted, like "Safest Movie to Take the Entire Family To." show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    An inconsistent and endearing sports inspirational that aims to be "Chariots of Fire" for golf. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    LaBeouf ("Holes") has a scrubbed, ego-free innocence that is perfect for his working-class hero. show more

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  • April 30, 2011 malvadj
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    I just finished watchin the movie ,\"The Greatest Game Ever Played\", and I thought it was very good. Made me feel good and I enjoyed every minute of it. If you haven\'t seen it rent it thru Netflix.

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