The Greatest Game Ever Played

A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.

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Film Cast:

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

Film Crew:

  • Director: Bill Paxton
  • Costume Design: Renée April
  • Original Music Composer: Brian Tyler
  • Producer: Larry Brezner
  • Unit Production Manager: David Blocker
  • Production Design: François Séguin
  • Editor: Elliot Graham
  • Director of Photography: Shane Hurlbut
  • Writer: Mark Frost
  • Executive Producer: David Steinberg

Movie Reviews:

  • r96sk: Superb! One of Disney’s best live-action offerings up until 2005.

    It’s yet another sports drama from the studio, one of many still to come too, but it’s a cut above their previous live-actions releases in this subgenre; even beating 2002’s ‘The Rookie’, which I like tremendously.

    I love every detail of ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played’, which is about a true story. The score is splendid, the cinematography is excellent and the premise is riveting – even to someone like me who isn’t a follower of golf. There are a few scenes that use effects, namely with Vardon, which look neat.

    Vardon is portrayed by Stephen Dillane, who is terrific in the role. Stephen Marcus plays Ted Ray, he’s another top performer as is Josh Flitter (Eddie) – the latter brings some amusing humour to events.

    The film’s star, however, is Shia LaBeouf. He does a grand job as Ouimet, he produces the goods in all of his scenes. I’m already a fan of LaBeouf’s, so I’m glad I can add another one of his characters to my memory.

    This did not feel like a 120 minute production. Great pacing, great film. Highly recommended!

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