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The Greatest Game Ever Played


30 Sep 2005

2 hr

Drama, Family

Based on a True Story
The Greatest Game Ever Played is a 2005 biographical sports film based on the life of 20 year old Francis Ouimet who defeated his idol,1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon. The film is directed by Bill Paxton; Shia LaBeouf plays the role of Ouimet. It is distributed by Walt Disney Studios. The film' screenplay was adapted by Mark Frost from his book, The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf. It was shot in Montreal, Quebec.The film opened at #9 at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend grossing US$3,657,322.Set in 1913, the film is about golfer Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf), an amateur who was expected to fare poorly at the 1913 U.S. Open, and who was supposedly incapable of competing against professionals.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: 3 nominations.
Budget: $25M


Bill Paxton


Mark Frost (Producer)


(Writer · Novel)

Production Companies

Walt Disney Pictures


Shia LaBeouf (as Francis Ouimet)
Stephen Dillane (as Harry Vardon)
Josh Flitter (as Eddie Lowery)
Peter Firth (as Lord Northcliffe)
Elias Koteas (as Arthur Ouimet)



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