Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Poster

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: November 30th, 2004

PG|2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary
This biographical drama is based on the true story of revered golfer Bobby Jones (Jim Caviezel). Rising quickly from amateur to legend, Jones becomes renowned for his intense persona and wins an extraordinary number of tournaments. When it appears that Jones is having problems balancing his golfing career with the rest of his life, he consults his devoted wife, Mary (Claire Forlani), and must make the difficult decision of staying in the game or retiring.

Cast: Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Jeremy Northam, Malcolm McDowell, Connie Ray, Brett Rice, Dan Albright, Paul Freeman

Director: Rowdy Herrington

Genres: Biography, Drama

Production Co: Dean River, Bobby Jones Films LLC

Keywords: Competition, Love, Wife, 1930s, Friend, Rivalry, Underdog, Emotional, Inspiring

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  • Bobby Jones plays out much like a round of golf - slow, old-fashioned, tediously long, and lacking in drama. show more

  • Tells this story in a straightforward, calm way that works ideally as the chronicle of a man's life but perhaps less ideally as drama. show more

  • The film becomes markedly more entertaining with every appearance by Walter Hagen (Jeremy Northam), Jones' archrival, a raconteur and bon vivant who, though fiercely competitive, enjoyed playing while drunk and clad in a tuxedo. show more

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