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

Crew

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