The Legend of Bagger Vance

The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama film directed by Robert Redford and produced by Michael Nozik, Jake Eberts and Robert Redford.  The screenplay was written by Jeremy Leven and is based on the 1995 novel The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life by Steven Pressfield.

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Rated:  PG-13 (movie contains some sexual content)
Run Time:  2h 6min
Release Date:  November 6, 2000 (USA)
Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sports
Director:  Robert Redford
Studio:  Dreamworks Pictures
Budget:  $80 Million
Box Office:  $39.5 Million

Fool’s Gold stars Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill, Joel Gretsch, J. Michael Moncrief, Peter Gerety, Lane Smith,Carrie Preston and Jack Lemmon.

The Legend of Bagger Vance is the story of Hardy Greaves (Jack Lemmon), an old man having his sixth heart attack while playing golf contemplates how his wife used to ask him why he insisted on playing “a game that seems destined to kill” him. Explaining his love for the game, he begins the story of his childhood idol, Captain Rannulph Junuh (Matt Damon).

During the Great Depression, Georgia socialite Adele Invergordon (Charlize Theron) announces a publicity-garnering high-stakes match play exhibition at her struggling family golf course, featuring the greatest golfers of the era including Walter Hagen (Bruce McGill) and Bobby Jones (Joel Gretsch). The townspeople insist on having “one of their own” compete for the grand prize of $10,000 and nominate Rannulph Junuh to represent Savanah. Junuh was one of the best golfers in Savanah but his career and life were derailed by World War I.

Junuh has not touched a club in years and as he dusts off the old sticks he discovers his game is weak and that he lost touch with his swing. As he hits balls into the dark night, seemingly out of nowhere a man walks into his life and changes it forever. The man introduces himself as Bagger Vance (Will Smith) and asks Junuh if he might have something warm to eat and a place to rest his feet. Bagger asks why he is hitting balls so late and Junuh tells him he was asked to play but has lost his ability. Bagger insists he just need to find his swing and offers to Caddy for him and help him regain his “authentic swing“. Junuh agrees to play in the big match and finds his swing and regains his life.

Movie Quotes

“I hear you lost your swing. I guess we got to go find it.” – Bagger Vance 
“Interestin’ match.” – Rannulph Junuh
“I’ve always thought so.” – Adele Invergordon

“”See, the trick is… to find your swing.” – Bagger Vance
“What’d you say?” – Rannulph Junuh
“Well you lost your swing… we got to go find it… no it’s somewhere… in the harmony… of all that is… all that was… all that will be.” – Bagger Vance

“Whose out there?” – Rannulph Junuh
“Just me. Just a man trying to find a place to rest his tired feet, taking in some of God’s glory. My what a night!” – Bagger Vance
“I could have killed you out there!” – Rannulph Junuh
“Oh no sir. See. I set myself directly in front of ya. Judging by the way you’d been hitting them balls I figured that’s where I’d be out of harms way.” – Bagger Vance

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Movie Stars

Will Smith as Bagger Vance

Matt Damon as Rannulph Junuh

Charlize Theron as Adele Invergordon

Bruce McGill as Walter Hagen

Joel Gretsch as Bobby Jones

J. Michael Moncrief as Hardy Greaves

Peter Gerety as Neskaloosa

Lane Smith as Grandland Rice

Carrie Preston as Idalyn Greaves

Jack Lemmon as Narrator / Old Hardy Greaves

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Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American romantic comedy film directed by Cameron Crowe and produced by Cameron Crowe, James L. Brooks, Laurence Mark and Richard Sakai.  The screenplay was written by Cameron Crowe.

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Rated:  R (movie contains language and sexuality)
Run Time:  2h 19min
Release Date:  December 13, 1996 (USA)
Genre:  Romance, Comedy, Drama, Sports
Director:  Cameron Crowe
Studio:  TriStar Pictures and Sony Pictures Releasing
Budget:  $50 Million
Box Office:  $273.6 Million

Jerry Maguire stars Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, Johathan Lipnicki, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kelly Preston, Jay Mohr, Jerry O’Connell, Beau Bridges, Regina King, Bonnie Hunt, Todd Louiso, Eric Stoltz, Jared Jussim, Glenn Frey, Lucy Liu, Ivana Milicevic, Donal Logue and Aries Spears.

Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a very successful high profile sports agent who has it all, the biggest clients, the respect of his peers and a beautiful fiance. However, something is missing. Jerry experiences a crisis of conscience and questions his purpose. Coming to terms with what’s wrong with his career, he stays up all night writing down his thoughts and ideas and ends up composing a heartfelt company-wide memo which he refers to as his mission statement. Caught up in the moment, he goes to a Kinkos and makes copies which get distributed company-wide for everyone in his firm. Unfortunately his opinions are not met with the same enthusiasm from his superiors and it gets him fired from the largest sports agency in the United States.

He rushes back to his office and desperate to hang on to the athletes that he represents, Jerry starts calling all of his contacts. Meanwhile, his firm had prepared for this and had every agent start calling Jerry’s clients telling them that he had a breakdown and they would be taking over for him. After a mad flurry, Jerry was able to convince two of his clients to stay with him. Jerry then proceeds to gather his belongings and make his way and stops to ask if anyone at his firm would go with him to start his own sports agency.

The only person from his former firm that would join him when he was fired was Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger), an idealistic single mom who sees potential in Jerry. Banking on their sole existing client, volatile Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Jerry sets out with the impossible task of rebuilding what he once had while starting to fall in love as they struggle to make their business work. Can Jerry resurrect his career while staying true to himself?

Movie Quotes

“Show me the money!” – Rod Tidwell 
“First class, that’s what’s wrong. It used to be a better meal, now it’s a better life.” – Dorothy Boyd

“Hey, I don’t have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I failed as much as I have succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you my kind of success.” – Dicky Fox

“Hello. I’m looking for my wife. Alright. If this is where it has to happen, then this is where it has to happen. I’m not letting you get rid of me. How about that? This used to be my specialty. I was good in a living room. Send me in there, I’ll do it alone. And now I just… I don’t know… but our little company had a big night tonight. A really big night. But it wasn’t complete, it wasn’t nearly close to being in the same vicinity as complete, because I couldn’t share it with you. I couldn’t hear your voice, or laugh about it with you. I missed my wife. We live in a cynical world, and we work in a business of tough competitors, I love you. You complete me. And I just…” – Jerry Maguire
“Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at Hello!” – Dorothy Boyd

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Movie Stars

Tom Cruise as Jerry Maguire

Renee Zellweger as Dorothy Boyd

Jonathan Lipnicki as Ray Boyd

Cuba Gooding Jr. as Rod Tidwell

Kelly Preston as Avery Bishop

Jay Mohr as Bob Sugar

Jerry O’Connell as Frank Cushman

Beau Bridges as Matt Cushman

Regina King as Marcee Tidwell

Bonnie Hunt as Laurel Boyd

Todd Louiso as Chad the Nanny

Eric Stoltz as Ethan Vanhere

Jared Jussim as Dicky Fox

Glenn Frey as Dennis Wilburn

Lucy Liu as Former Girlfriend

Ivana Milicevic as Former Girlfriend

Donal Logue as Rick

Aries Spears as Tee Pee

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