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The true story of an upset victory that helped change the sport of golf forever provides the basis for this period drama. Francis Ouimet (played by Shia LaBeouf) was born in 1893 to a working-class family in Massachusetts, and grew up fascinated by golf. However, at that time golf was considered a pastime of the wealthy and privileged, and British and Scottish players dominated the professional game. Ouimet's familial home was near the Brookline, MA, Country Club, and over the stern objections of his father, Francis got a job there as a caddy. Honing his skill in his spare time, Francis displayed a tremendous natural talent for the game and an understanding of its strategies, and 1913 he became the first amateur to play in the U.S. Open, held at the Brookline Country Club. Ouimet's presence was considered little more than a novelty at the time; Harry Vardon (Stephen Dillane), a British champion with six tournament victories under his belt, was considered a shoo-in to win, with Ted Ray (Stephen Marcus) his only serious competition. However, Vardon, a fellow working-class boy who had overcome tuberculosis to become Britain's premier professional golfer, had more in common with Ouimet than anyone expected, and the tournament unexpectedly became a hard-fought competition between an established star and a promising unknown. Directed by Bill Paxton in his second directorial effort, The Greatest Game Ever Played also stars Elias Koteas as Francis' father, Josh Flitter as the ten-year-old boy who becomes Francis' caddy, and Peyton List as Sarah Wallis, Francis' sweetheart. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 30, 2005

Cast

Shia LaBeouf
as Francis Ouimet
Stephen Dillane
as Harry Vardon
Josh Flitter
as Eddie Lowery
Peyton List
as Sarah Wallis
Elias Koteas
as Arthur Ouimet
Marnie McPhail
as Mary Ouimet
Stephen Marcus
as Ted Ray
Peter Firth
as Lord Northcliffe
Michael Weaver
as John McDermott
James Paxton
as Young Harry
Matthew Knight
as Young Francis Ouimet
Nicole Braber
as Know-It-All Girlfriend
Robin Wilcock
as Darwin, Bernard
Peter Hurley
as Black Top Hatted Man
Jesse Rath
as Runner
James Bradford
as Robert Watson
Luke Kirby
as Frank Hoyt
Frank Fontaine
as Wallis' Chauffeur
Howard Ryshpan
as Gallery Member
Mike Nahrgang
as Baritone
Domenico Salvaggio
as Bartender
Johnny Griffin
as Jack Lowery
Justin Ashforth
as Ted Hastings
Armand Laroche
as Black Top Hatted Man
Tim Peper
as Walter Gibbs (as Timothy W. Peper)
Arthur Holden
as Club Secretary
Danette MacKay
as Mrs. Wallis
Scott Faulconbridge
as Billy
Brian Wrench
as Know-It-All Gallery Member
Dawn Upshaw
as Soprano
Len Cariou
as Stedman Comstock
Eugenio Esposito
as Young Raymond Ouimet
Patrick Whitebean
as McDermott's Caddy
Max Kasch
as Freddie Wallis
Dennis St. John
as Wallis' Butler
Tom Rack
as Black Top Hatted Man
Luke Askew
as Alec Campbell
Charles S. Doucet
as Irish Crew Boss
Gregory Terlecki
as Black Top Hatted Man
Michael Sinelnikoff
as Lord Bullock
Marcel Jeannin
as Office Worker
Steven Wallace Lowe
as Reporter
Melissa Carter
as Reid's Escort
Jamie Merling
as Young Louise Ouimet
Alexina Cowan
as Louise Ouimet
Philip Pretten
as Comstock's Assistant
Jonathan Higgins
as Embry Wallis
Stephen Spreekmeester
as Ted's Caddy
Jeremy Thibodeau
as Raymond Ouimet
Marc James Beauchamp
as Assistant Pro
Walter Massey
as President Taft
Kyle Macdougall
as Vardon's Assistant
Paul Cagelet
as Man Passing By
George Asprey
as Wilfred Reid
Pierre Boudreau
as Nothcliffe's Valet
Amanda Tilson
as Young Sarah Wallace

Crew

Bill Paxton
Director
David Blocker
Producer
Mark Frost
Producer
Larry Brezner
Producer
Mark Frost
Book Author
Mark Frost
Screenwriter
Bert Tougas
Cinematographer
Shane Hurlbut
Cinematographer
Brian Tyler
Composer (Music Score)
Elliot Graham
Editor
Elizabeth Ross
Editor
François Séguin
Production Designer
Pierre Perrault
Art Director
David Steinberg
Executive Producer
Felix Lariviere-Charron
Set Designer
Celine Lampron
Set Designer
Raymond Larose
Set Designer
Lucie Tremblay
Set Designer
Lisange Boulais
Costume Designer
Louis Dandonneau
Set Decorator
Viriya Say
Costume Designer
Emma Meloche
Costume Designer
Suzanne Cloutier
Set Decorator
Anne Galea
Set Decorator
Renee April
Costume Designer
Marie-Josée Dumont
Costume Designer
Henri Aubertin
Costume Designer
Sylvie Charbonneau
Costume Designer
Liane Garneau
Costume Designer
Chantal Di Filippo
Costume Designer
Marie Bellemare
Costume Designer
Normand Robitaille
Set Decorator
Dominique Gosselin
Set Decorator
Émilie Perrault
Costume Designer
Mark Ormandy
Sound/Sound Designer
Paul Poduska
Sound/Sound Designer
Scott Wolf
Sound/Sound Designer
Buck Deachman
First Assistant Director
Dawn Upshaw
Singer
Michael Mulock
Animator
Karl Sisson
Animator
Daniel Mizuguchi
Animator
Stephen Campanelli
Camera Operator
Robert Stecko
Camera Operator
Roberto De Angelis
Camera Operator
Emmanuel Previnaire
Camera Operator
Jere Gillis
Stunts
Stephane Byl
Stunts
Patrick Kerton
Stunts
Francois Gauthier
Stunts
Mike Chute
Stunts
Karine Lemieux
Stunts
Ben Gauthier
Stunts
Marcello Bezina
Stunts
Dominique Charete
Stunts
Mary Gail Artz
Casting
Andrea Kenyon
Casting
Patrick Rousseau
Sound Mixer
Manon Bougie
Production Manager
Barbara Cohen
Casting
Nicolas Marion
First Assistant Camera
Maxime Ferland
Boom Operator
Daniel Robidoux
Best Boy Grip
Dandy Thibodeau
Second Assistant Director
Geoff Scott
Lighting
Nancy Ferlatte
Makeup
Marc Chicoine
Set Dresser
Robert Brakey
Additional Editing
Mick Reinman
Title Design
Roch Boucher
Second Assistant Camera
Jeff Nichol
Key Grip
Jean Decarie
Generator Operator
Randi Wells
Extra Casting
Michael Boulonne
Best Boy Electric
Michel Vaudrin
Craft Service/Catering
Jennifer Bydwell
Research
Katrina Siegmund
Assistant Sound Editor
Roberto De Angelis
Steadicam Operator
Marc Desourdy
Stunts Coordinator
Silvy Kim
Second Assistant Accountant
Phillip J. Bartell
Additional Editing
Robert Lapierre
Dolly Grip
Pierre Rivard
Special Effects Coordinator
Jeremy Dineen
Lighting
David Blocker
Unit Production Manager
Thierry Fargeau
Second Assistant Camera
Joe Lisanti
Music Editor
Nerses Gezalyan
Foley Mixer
Carl Emond
First Assistant Accountant
Lisa Arsenault
Greensman
Alexis Duceppe
Cable Person
Rick Kangrga
Dolly Grip
Vincent Aird
Assistant Properties
Chantal Bergeron
Hair Styles
Jeannette Browning
ADR Recordist
Martine Gagnon
Assistant Costume Designer
Leslie Roycroft
Extra Casting
Yves Desjardins
Assistant Production Coordinator
Dennis Berardi
Visual Effects Supervisor
Janice Tayler
Greensman
Michel Bachand
Craft Service/Catering
Joel Iwataki
Recording
Lorraine Le Comte
Hair Styles
Claude Sauvageau
Best Boy Grip
Nutan Khanna
Personal Assistant
Cara Leibovitz
Unit Publicist
David Yrisarri
Visual Effects Producer
Donal Maccormack
Assistant Art Director
Michael Wilhoit
Supervising Sound Editor
Helene Muller
Production Coordinator
Dean A. Zupancic
Re-Recording Mixer
Gabriel Guy
Recording
Chris Jargo
ADR Editor
Roxanna Macedo
Second Second Assistant Director
Scott Shapiro
Visual Effects Producer
Nick Carasoulis
Driver
Melanie Guimont
Makeup
Yves Drapeau
First Assistant Camera
Randy Kelley
Sound Effects Editor
Eva Medina
Greensman
Benoit Mathieu
Location Manager
Sylvie Dagenais
Set Dresser
Jonathan Wenk
Still Photographer
John Gaskin
Production Accountant
Fiona Campbell Westgate
Visual Effects Producer
Doc Kane
ADR Mixer
Karine Simard
Video Assist
Kimaree Long
Dialogue Editor
Mark Stepanek
Lighting
Kam Stocks
Post Production Assistant
Solange Lapierre
Greensman
Sandro Di Gioacchino
Hair Styles
Roger Paquin
Greensman
Madeleine Bourassa
Hair Styles
Luc Paradis
Driver
Eric Fitzgerald
Title Design
Kristine Mcpherson
First Assistant Editor
Daniel Auclair
Unit Production Manager
Alex Lambert
Makeup
Michelle Pazer
ADR Editor
Dominique Dupras
Hair Styles
Christophe Giraud
Key Make-up
Michael Hertlein
Dialogue Editor
Anastasias Mathiopoulos
Driver
James Moriana
Foley Artist
Eric Aubin
Second Assistant Camera
Samantha Porteous
Personal Assistant
Manon Rufer
Driver
Stephen Campanelli
Steadicam Operator
Farrah Fox-Collis
Casting Assistant
Sylvie Desmarais
Assistant Properties
Audrey David
Clapper Loader
Charles Jodoin-Keaton
Personal Assistant
Aaron Pozzer
Lighting
Brian Tyler
Conductor
Marie-France Cardinal
Key Hairstylist
Nicolas Godbout
Assistant Properties
Patrice Lapointe
Dolly Grip
Julie Garceau
Video Assist
Julie Mignot
Makeup
Kimi Webber
Script Supervisor
Etienne Proulx
Properties Master
Pedro Gandol
Assistant Director
Philippe Patenaude
Greensman
Jonas Bouchard
Greensman
Micheline Trepanier
Key Make-up
Robert Stecko
Steadicam Operator
Erick Hebert
Special Effects Technician
Hoa Tran
Lighting
Bob Beher
Sound Editor
Jeffrey Wilhoit
Foley Artist
Patrick Legault
Unit Production Manager
Tony Pelletier
Driver
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