The Greatest Game Ever Played

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"Based on a True Story"
  • PG
  • 2005
  • 2 hr
  • 7.4  (29,422)
  • 55

The Greatest Game Ever Played is set primarily in 1913. The movie, which is directed by Bill Paxton and written by Mark Frost, follows the story of a young Francis Ouimet, the first amateur to win a U.S. Open golf tournament. During this era, amateur golf was a sport mainly for the wealthy. While Francis did not come from a family of wealth and was an immigrant and working class, he watched British gold pro Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane) when he was a young boy and became interested in the sport. Beginning to caddy at the country club in Brookline, Massachusetts, he made friends with other caddies, and he works on his golf swing at any chance he can get. After some time he receives his own set of clubs and enters the Massachusetts Schoolboy Championship, winning a title and some recognition. Soon after, he receives an invitation to play at the country club from one of its members. While he has a good spirit and many enjoy his company and swing, he winds up joining the upcoming tournament the U.S. Amateur which is held at the country club. Though he has talent, his father disagrees with his wanting to play golf and become a possible pro. He agrees to get a real job and never play golf again if he does not qualify for the championship. While Francis goes through much of his life trying to forget about his love for golf, he finds himself right back in the game after a hiatus. Following this new invitation from the United States Golf Association president, Francis goes back to enter the tournament and show off his talent and his pride in a sport he loves and has never truly forgotten.

The Greatest Game Ever Played
The Greatest Game Ever Played
The Greatest Game Ever Played

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The Greatest Game Ever Played is set primarily in 1913. The movie, which is directed by Bill Paxton and written by Mark Frost, follows the story of a young Francis Ouimet, the first amateur to win a U.S. Open golf tournament. During this era, amateur golf was a sport mainly for the wealthy. While Francis did not come from a family of wealth and was an immigrant and working class, he watched British gold pro Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane) when he was a young boy and became interested in the sport. Beginning to caddy at the country club in Brookline, Massachusetts, he made friends with other caddies, and he works on his golf swing at any chance he can get.

After some time he receives his own set of clubs and enters the Massachusetts Schoolboy Championship, winning a title and some recognition. Soon after, he receives an invitation to play at the country club from one of its members. While he has a good spirit and many enjoy his company and swing, he winds up joining the upcoming tournament the U.S. Amateur which is held at the country club.

Though he has talent, his father disagrees with his wanting to play golf and become a possible pro. He agrees to get a real job and never play golf again if he does not qualify for the championship. While Francis goes through much of his life trying to forget about his love for golf, he finds himself right back in the game after a hiatus.

Following this new invitation from the United States Golf Association president, Francis goes back to enter the tournament and show off his talent and his pride in a sport he loves and has never truly forgotten.

The Greatest Game Ever Played is a 2005 drama with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 55.

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  • Release Date
    2005
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    2 hr
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (29,422)
  • Metascore
    55