The Greatest Game Ever Played

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: September 30, 2005
DVD: April 11, 2006

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Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Peter Firth, Elias Koteas, Peyton List, Joshua Flitter, Jackie Burroughs

Synopsis

An amateur player from a working class family, Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf) goes all the way to the 1913 U.S. Open, flanked by his 10-year-old caddie, to play against his idol, the defending British champion Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane). An unlikely match-up - "the ingénue versus the seasoned champ" - theirs was the greatest match the sport had ever known. Caught between a world of hardship and a beckoning life of privilege, Francis needed to prove his unfailing will and ability to make it to the tournament.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Partly filmed in Montreal, Quebec. Several actors are Canadian, including Elias Koteas and Jackie Burroughs.

Director: Bill Paxton
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): Larry Brezner, David Blocker, Mark Frost
Screenplay: Mark Frost
Official Site: greatestgameever.com

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