Stroke of genius is less about that monumental accomplishment than the years leading up to it and the many other ways jones proved himself worthy of our admiration. A straightforward biopic of legendary golfer bobby jones who in 1930 became the first and so far, only man to win the grand slam of all four majors in a calendar year, bobby jones. Stroke of genius stars jim caviezel, claire forlani, jeremy northam, malcolm mcdowell the pg movie has a runtime of about 2 hr 6 min, and received a score of 45 out. Among the giants of golf, atlantaborn bobby tyre jones jr. But it is jones s style, personality, and character that separate him from the. The movie is another, and just as good, chariots of fire. Bobby jones, stroke of genius made me love the game even more, and respect those who play itand those who play it well.
Jim caviezel stars as golf legend bobby jones, the icon who retired from competition at the tender age of 28. For some athletes, the ultimate win comes through a stroke of luck, but for robert tyre jones, jr. Stroke of genius you are looking for serious, sincere and sentimental movies about with golf, sport, rivalry, rise to the top, contests and competitions, ambition and human spirit themes of biography, drama and romance genre shot in usa. This biographical drama is based on the true story of revered golfer bobby jones jim caviezel. The film did a wonderful job of showing jones to be respectable and classy.
Malcolm mcdowell, a sports reporter, and bobby jones, bobby jones and his father, jones father and his father, jones grandfather. Based on the reallife story of golf legend bobby jones, bobby jones, stroke of genius features jim caviezel as the temperamental but highly talented amateur who threw a wrench in the golf world. Stroke of genius full movie online free on 123movies, bobby jones. Rent bobby jones, stroke of genius 2004 starring jim caviezel and jeremy northam on dvd and bluray. But as with bobby jones, the movie finds its bearings as. Stroke of genius jim caviezel claire forlani jeremy northam 2004 a young man jim caviezel overcomes obstacles to become a great golfer, then retires to pursue other interests. Stroke of genius is a 2004 biographical drama film based on the life of golfer bobby jones, the only player in the sport to win all four of the mens major golf championships in a single season 1930, an era when the majors were the amateur championship in britain, the u. Bobby jones, stroke of genius star bubba lewis swinging smooth with. When it arrived i thought it was a little ugly, but gave it a go and was pleasently suprised. Open at the worcester country club near boston, his approach shot to the 11th holes elevated green fell short into the deep rough of the embankment.
Stroke of genius chronicles the remarkable early years of golf legend bobby jones. For bobby jones, golf isnt about the big payoff or the prestige, a fact that didnt escape the notice of his biographer o. No doubt we should be grateful that jones story isnt churned up into soap opera and hyped with false crises and climaxes. Stroke of genius is a nice little movie, but it lacks much in terms of dramatic conflict or compelling characterizations. Bobby jones, stroke of genius on dvd november 30, 2004 starring james caviezel, claire forlani, jeremy northam, aidan quinn. Jim caviezel stars in the riveting, true story of inspirational golf icon bobby jones, who through his intense passion for the game, rose from obscurity to become. The city of prague philharmonic orchestra topic 4,350 views. Bobby jones stroke of genius james horner end credits. Jim caviezel stars as the adult jones, who became the only golfer to win all four of the sports top titles in the same year, refused to be paid for playing golf, turned down millions of dollars in endorsements and awards, and retired at the age of 28. Having won both the british open in 1927 and the british amateur championship in 1930 on the old course, bobby jones would later receive the freedom of the city in 1958. With jim caviezel, claire forlani, jeremy northam, malcolm mcdowell.
Stroke of genius original motion picture soundtrack. It is a wonderfully clean movie with only one glaresome bawdy language on the golf course. However, i didnt like the frequent scenes showing the characters drinking alcohol. Real genius 1 hours and 48 minutes movie 1985 mitch taylor is one of the youngest students ever accepted to a university known for its programs for geniuses. Rent bobby jones, stroke of genius 2004 on dvd and blu. There are confrontations with bobbys father and his grandfather. Its a film about triumph over adversity, about the complexities of relationships. Stroke of genius makes a big deal about the titular legends pure love of the game, as evidenced by his refusal to relinquish his amateur status. More movies based upon reallife class acts we need. A selfeffacing natural with a onceinalifetime swing, he. Stroke of genius is a 2004 biographical drama film based on the life of golfer bobby jones, the only player in the sport to win all four of the mens. Bobby jones, stroke of genius, like last years sports drama, seabiscuit, is an earnest attempt to portray the life of a sport legend.
Have you ever once linked an album to a season as, when you discovered it, it highlighted a period of the year, or because its colours particularly remind you of a cold winter evening or a dazzling summer day. The biggest news to film score fans this year regarding composer james horner was his welldocumented replacement of gabriel yared on the film troy. There are finer things than winning championships jim caviezel stars as golf legend bobby jones, the icon who retired from competition at the tender age of 28. Stroke of genius dvd darlene s, 12072008 a very good and entertaining documentary about bobby jones, golf, and the country of its origin. Rising quickly from amateur to legend, jones becomes renowned for his intense persona and wins an extraordinary number of tournaments. Bobby being honest and calling a penalty on himself that no one else saw during a round of golf, and then losing the tournament by that one stroke. A stroke of genius in which he was portrayed by jim caviezel.
Stroke of genius is a 2004 biographical drama film based on the life of bobby jones, the only. But it is joness style, personality, and character that. Stroke of genius 2004 including budget, domestic and international box office gross, dvd and bluray sales reports, total earnings and profitability. If it is possible to hit one out of the park in a golf movie, bobby jonesstroke of genius does it with style. Stroke of genius english subtitles download subtitle. Jones overcomes his own fierce temper, intense passion, and perfectionist tendencies to master the game and win the grand slam, the u. Stroke of genius jim caviezel claire forlani jeremy northam 2004 a young man jim caviezel overcomes obstacles to become a great golfer, then retires to. I was the luck winner of the bobby jones driver competition recently. He had a strong sense of values and a cando attitude. Stroke of genius tells the story of american golfer robert tyre jones jr, who remains a hugely significant figure within st andrews history.
Bobby shows the world that winning is about loving what youre doing. Jones was the subject of the quasibiographical 2004 feature film bobby jones. 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. Stroke of genius tells this story in a straightforward, calm way that works ideally as the chronicle of a mans life but perhaps less ideally as drama. This movie shows the price jones payed for his greatness. Keeler malcolm mcdowell sanctimoniously concludes, but for all his integrity and substance, jones wasnt. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Stroke of genius subtitles srt file is movie with the following synopsis jim caviezel stars as golf legend bobby jones, the icon who retired from competition at the tender age of 28.