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'Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius'


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The motion picture Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius stars Jim Caviezel as the famous golfer from the 1920s whose early struggles later gave way to what some consider the greatest golf career ever.

'Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius': What's It About?

The movie Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius is a biopic - a biographical movie dramatizing the life and achievements of the legendary golfer. The movies shows viewers Bobby Jones' development as a golfer in his teens, his struggles to live up to early promise, and then the spectacular success he achieved in his 20s. The movie also delves into Jones' off-course achievements (particularly his law career), as well as some of his personal demons. Walter Hagen and the journalist O.B. Keeler are other real-life figures who are portrayed in the movie. Read a more in-depth overview of the movie plot

Movie Stills: View photos from the movie

Release Details
• Theatrical release date: April 30, 2004
• MPAA Rating: PG
• Available on DVD: Yes (compare prices)

'Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius': Principal Cast

Bobby Jones Stroke of Genius golf movie

A Bobby Jones-Walter Hagen match is featured in the movie.

Bobby Jones Film
• Jim Caviezel as "Bobby Jones"
• Claire Forlani as "Mary Jones"
• Jeremy Northam as "Walter Hagen"
• Malcolm McDowell as "O.B. Keeler"
• Connie Ray as "Clara Jones"
• Brett Rice as "Big Bob"
• Devon Gearhart as "Bobby age 8"
• Thomas Lewis as "Bobby age 14"
• Allen O'Reilly as "Grantland Rice"
• Aidan Quinn as "Harry Vardon"

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Other Credits
• Director: Rowdy Herrington
• Writers: Rowdy Herrington, Kim Dawson, Bill Pryor, Tony De Paul

Meet the Real Characters
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius is, obviously, about the golfer Bobby Jones. The golfer Walter Hagen also appears as a character in the movie. Read about these two giants of the game:
Bobby Jones biography
Walter Hagen biography

The Making of 'Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius'

How did a sports biopic about a golfer who retired in 1930 get made in the 21st century? Find out with the story behind the story: Read this behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie.

Jim Caviezel talks about the role: Read what actor Jim Caviezel had to say about playing Bobby Jones.

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