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The Greatest Game Ever Played

Golf, long considered the exclusive pastime of the rich and titled, meets its match when Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf), a talented young caddy from a poor, immigrant family, gets a fortunate shot at playing the game. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 120
Theater Release: 29 Sep 2005
Video Release: 10 Apr 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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Considered by many to be the greatest golfer to ever play the game, Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius tells the story of this talented athlete’s trials and triumphs. Shia LaBeouf, who fills the role of Francis, also plays a young boy mistakenly charged with stealing a pair of shoes in the movie Holes.

Home Video Extra Features

If you also believe golf is The Greatest Game Ever Played, then you’ll want to cover the whole course available on this DVD release from Walt Disney Pictures. Offering two audio commentaries, one with director Bill Paxton and the other with writer Mark Frost, the disc also features A View From The Gallery (on the set of The Greatest Game Ever Played), Two Legends and the Greatest Game (a short documentary about Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon), and From Caddy to Champion (a historical interview from 1963). Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and French (Dolby Digital 5.1), with subtitles in English and French.

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