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Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
We are Marshall. Actually, Bagger Vance sucked even worse than the reviews. A quick score is what they were after, but no director could do justice to Pressfield, with the exception of the dude who did Lord of the Rings. I have not seen this one, but I did enjoy the novel. My favorite golf movie, though, is an HBO production...Dead Solid Perfect. Dan Jenkins as presented by Randy Quaid, a guy who can really swing a club...what's not to like?
12/05/06 @ 12:18
Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Member] Email
Yes--I was recently shamed by my brother-in-law for not having seen Dead Solid Perfect yet (or reading the book). It is on my list for 2007. By all accounts, it is excellent.
12/05/06 @ 12:34
Comment from: NYC [Visitor] Email
It took some time, but we finally found some common ground Ron Mon. Dead Solid Perfect is a great, if not slightly dated movie depicting life on tour, complete with realistic(compared to Damon in Legend) golf action, booze and even some naked groupies thrown in there.
12/05/06 @ 13:16
Comment from: Dave Marrandette [Visitor]
The Greatest Game Ever Played is one of the top two or three golf movies. (Can we discuss which are the top two or three?) Its main weakness is a little bit of historical inaccuracy. But at least it gets a little bit of the history of the game out to the non-golfing public.
12/06/06 @ 07:08
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
GGEP take a good book and makes it good on screen, you are saying? TLOBV takes a great book and messes it up on screen. DSP take a good book and makes it good on screen. HG and CS are written-for-the-screen works, as is TC. Those are the big six, as far as I'm concerned.
12/06/06 @ 11:26
Comment from: BV [Visitor]
Dead Solid Perfect was/is one of Dan Jenkins' best novels (he also hits it out of the park with the Billy Clyde Puckett football books). It was turned into a pretty darn good movie. I'd put it at #1 for golf flicks. GGEP - excellent and #2. CS - funny and classic at #3. TLOBV - well-shot and fun at #4. Tin Cup...what can one say? Rene Russo was HOT and Don Johnson was evilly funny...but the "dunk n drop" sequence was SO unbelievable (even for a movie)...that it hardly merits consideration.
12/06/06 @ 15:37

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