The Legend of Bagger Vance


2h 7m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Rannulph Junuh has returned to Savannah a damaged, tortured soul, his youthful innocence shattered by the trauma of World War I. While he's been gone, his former fiancee, Adele Invergordon, has devoted herself to fulfilling her late father's dream of building a world-class golf course on a nearby island. To keep the dream alive in the depths of the Great Depression, she proposes an exhibition tournament featuring golf superstars Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen. When city officials insist that the match can only take place if a local golfer participates, Hardy turns to Junuh to defend his hometown's honor. Along the way he faces down his demons, fights for the love of the woman he abandoned and hits a hole in one with the help of a black caddie named Bagger who offers down-home folk wisdom, spiritual guidance and the secret to a perfect swing.

Film Details

Also Known As
La Legende de Bagger Vance, Legend of Bagger Vance, Legende de Bagger Vance, La, Legenden om Bagger Vance
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Romance
Sports
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
20TH CENTURY FOX DISTRIBUTION/AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Bluffton, South Carolina, USA; Savannah, Georgia, USA; Charleston, South Carolina, USA; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

Rannulph Junuh has returned to Savannah a damaged, tortured soul, his youthful innocence shattered by the trauma of World War I. While he's been gone, his former fiancee, Adele Invergordon, has devoted herself to fulfilling her late father's dream of building a world-class golf course on a nearby island. To keep the dream alive in the depths of the Great Depression, she proposes an exhibition tournament featuring golf superstars Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen. When city officials insist that the match can only take place if a local golfer participates, Hardy turns to Junuh to defend his hometown's honor. Along the way he faces down his demons, fights for the love of the woman he abandoned and hits a hole in one with the help of a black caddie named Bagger who offers down-home folk wisdom, spiritual guidance and the secret to a perfect swing.

Crew

Bill Abbott

Music Editor

Timothy D. Ackers

Camera

Sam Adelman

Assistant Editor

Gianni Aliotti

Animator

Alan Allinger

Other

Kathi Almeida

Location Assistant

Charles Alston

Assistant

Ismael Araujo

Grip

Chris Arias

On-Set Dresser

Rodney Armanino

Construction Coordinator

William Armstrong

Other

Norman Ash

Electrician

Jason Asher

Other

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Jeff Atmajian

Music Arranger

Pierce Austin

Hair Stylist

Michael Axinn

Foley

Jean Bair

Assistant

Josephine Baker

Song Performer

Jack Ballance

Set Designer

Florian Ballhaus

Camera Operator

Michael Ballhaus

Dp/Cinematographer

Michael Ballhaus

Director Of Photography

Laura Banks

Stand-In

Cassandra Barbour

Rights & Clearances

Davis Bates

Stunts

Margo Baxley

Costume Supervisor

Diallo Beckles

Editorial Assistant

C David Becton

Other

Judi Bell

Driver

Jessica Bellfort

Adr Editor

Mark D Berrend

Other

Barney Bigard

Song

Deborah Latham Binkley

Costumes

John Bissell

Music Supervisor

Andre Blair

Stand-In

Dennis Boling

Assistant

Leslie Boston

Driver

Lewis Bowen

Other

Steve Bowerman

Boom Operator

Chris Brigham

Coproducer

Layne Brightwell

Costumes

John T Bromell

On-Set Dresser

Rolland M. Brooks

Other

Michael W. Broomer

Driver

Lindakay Brown

Dialogue Editor

Derek Bruyere

Camera Assistant

Laura Bryant

Location Manager

Roy Bryson

Hair Assistant

Robert Buckman

Transportation Captain

Joe Buda

Accountant

Kat Bueno

Key Rigging Grip

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

David A Butler

Production Assistant

Matthew Butler

Other

Rodney Byrd

Special Effects Foreman

Anthony Byrnes

Rerecording

Kathleen Callahan

Craft Service

Anne Carroll

Dga Trainee

Dan Carter

Projectionist

Stephen Carter

Assistant Art Director

Sue Carter

Driver

Butch Chaney

Driver

Michael A Chang

Technical Supervisor

Marty Cherrix

Extras Casting Assistant

Richard Chuang

Visual Effects Supervisor

Celeste Cleveland

Tailor

Jeffrey Clifton

Medic

George M. Cohan

Song

Clifton T Cooper

On-Set Dresser

Hank Corwin

Editor

Elizabeth Cotten

Song Performer

Elizabeth Cotten

Song

Chris Cozens

Other

Stuart Craig

Production Designer

J Patrick Daily

Key Grip

Scott Dale

Stunts

Burt Dalton

Special Effects Coordinator

Mick Davies

Other

Joseph Davis

Driver

Bob Day

Driver

J Demon

Song

Susan Dennis

Props Assistant

Chris Dibble

Other

Billie Dixon

Song

Lynn Dodson

Electrician

Lee Donaldson

Grip

Walter Donaldson

Song

John Dorst

Editor

Walter Doyle

Song

William T Dreher

Generator Operator

Abigail Drury

Scenic Artist

Louis Dumaine

Song

Jake Eberts

Producer

Frank Ecker

Location Assistant

Tony Eckert

Foley Mixer

Rusty Edmonson

Electrician

Kate Edwards

Costumes

Rick Eggers

Caterer

Karen C Eide

Assistant Production Coordinator

Julie A. Elder

Production Assistant

Duke Ellington

Song Performer

Duke Ellington

Song

Lynn Elsner

Driver

Jim Erickson

Set Decorator

Liza D Espinas

Associate Editor

Cindy Evans

Costumes

Trinette L Faint

Assistant

Gabriel Faure

Music

Andre Fenley

Assistant Sound Editor

Jason Fetz

Location Assistant

Arthur Fields

Song Performer

Irene Fili

Driver

Julian Filiberti

Costumes

Erin Fite

Production Assistant

Kevin Fleming

Scenic Artist

Erin Folsey

Assistant Costume Designer

Deborah L Fought

Animator

Patrick Fuhrman

On-Set Dresser

K Drew Fuller

Costumes

Debbie Games

Craft Service

Juan M Garcia

Best Boy

Hal Gardener

On-Set Dresser

Bryan Garofalo

Assistant Property Master

Emily Gaunt

Scenic Artist

Elena Gavrilova

Assistant

Daniel Gee

Production Assistant

Robert George

Accounting Assistant

Larry Gianneschi

Camera

Armando Gonzalez

Caterer

Ginger Gonzalez

Production Assistant

Angelo Graham

Art Director

W Steven Graham

Art Director

Dale Grahn

Color Timer

William J Gray

Best Boy

Kurt Greufe

Accounting Assistant

Hugh W Griffith

On-Set Dresser

Robert Griffon

Other

Geoffrey S Grimsman

Set Designer

J R Grubbs

Post-Production Supervisor

Ted Haigh

Graphic Designer

David Haines

Production Assistant

Jonah Hall

Animator

George Hamer

Music Contractor

John M Hanashiro

Editor

Elio Harmon

Driver

Thomas M Harrigan

Assistant Editor

John Harrington

Driver

John Harrington

Driver

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Albert Hastings

Animator

Jason Heapy

Production Coordinator

Wayne Herndon

Hair Stylist

Nancy Herrmann

Production Assistant

Stan Hill

Driver

Charles Hillin

Driver

Elizabeth Himelstein

Dialect Coach

Robert G Hoelen

Grip

David M Holt

Other

G Heath Hood

Special Effects Assistant

Michael Hothorn

Casting Associate

Molly Hughes

Art Assistant

Les Hunter

Visual Effects

Barry Hutchins

Caterer

Michael Hyde

Transportation Coordinator

Richard Hymns

Sound Editor

Lee Ivey

Scenic Artist

Eddie Jackson

Song

Chris Jadick

Electrician

David James

Photography

Anthony Jamison

Assistant Editor

Dean F Janik

Sign Writer

Cal Johnson

Stunts

Linda Johnston

Driver

Thomas R Johnston

Script Supervisor

Floyd Justice

Medic

Donna Kail

Assistant

Linda Kamp

Makeup

Mel Kangleon

Animator

Kathleen Kelly

Editor

Avery Kent

Other

Ted Koehler

Song

Marion Kolsby

Assistant Art Director

Peter Kurland

Sound Mixer

Tim Lambert

Driver

Leslie Langs

Music

Thomas F Lappin

Camera Assistant

James Larocca

Song

Deborah Larsen

Makeup

Dwight Lavers

Dolly Grip

Scott A Lawson

On-Set Dresser

Joshua Lee

Accounting Assistant

Jack Lemmon

Other

Alba Domini Leone

Other

Jeremy Leven

Screenplay

Julie Levine

Accountant

Sam Lewis

Song

Ted Lewis

Song Performer

Dennis Liddiard

Makeup

Gary Liddiard

Makeup

Film Details

Also Known As
La Legende de Bagger Vance, Legend of Bagger Vance, Legende de Bagger Vance, La, Legenden om Bagger Vance
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Period
Romance
Sports
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
20TH CENTURY FOX DISTRIBUTION/AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Bluffton, South Carolina, USA; Savannah, Georgia, USA; Charleston, South Carolina, USA; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Articles

Lane Smith (1936-2005)


Lane Smith, a veteran character actor of stage, screen and television, and who was best known to modern viewers as Perry White on Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, died on June 13 at his Los Angeles home of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is more commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 69.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee on April 29, 1936, Smith had a desire to act from a very young age. After a brief stint in the Army, he moved to New York to study at the Actors Studio and made his debut on off-Broadway debut in 1959. For the next 20 years, Smith was a staple of the New York stage before sinking his teeth into television: Kojak, The Rockford Files, Dallas; and small parts in big films: Rooster Cogburn (1975), Network (1976).

In 1978, he moved to Los Angeles to focus on better film roles, and his toothy grin and southern drawl found him a niche in backwoods dramas: Resurrection (1980), Honeysuckle Rose (1980); and a prominent role as the feisty Mayor in the dated Cold War political yarn Red Dawn (1984).

Smith returned to New York in 1984 and scored a hit on Broadway when he received a starring role in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross and earned a drama desk award in the process. His breakthrough role for many critics and colleagues was his powerful turn as Richard Nixon in The Final Days (1989); a docudrama based on the book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for his spot-on portrayal of the fallen President, and his career picked up from there as parts in prominent Hollywood films came his way: Air America (1990), My Cousin Vinny, The Mighty Ducks (both 1992), and the Pauly Shore comedy Son in Law (1993).

For all his dependable performances over the years, Smith wasn't a familiar presence to millions of viewers until he landed the plump role of Perry White, the editor of the Daily Planet in Superman: Lois and Clark which co-starred Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher (1993-1997). After that run, he gave a scorching performance as Reverend Jeremiah Brown in the teleplay Inherit the Wind (1999); and he appeared last in the miniseries Out of Order (2003). He is survived by his wife Debbie; and son, Rob.

by Michael T. Toole
Lane Smith (1936-2005)

Lane Smith (1936-2005)

Lane Smith, a veteran character actor of stage, screen and television, and who was best known to modern viewers as Perry White on Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, died on June 13 at his Los Angeles home of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is more commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 69. Born in Memphis, Tennessee on April 29, 1936, Smith had a desire to act from a very young age. After a brief stint in the Army, he moved to New York to study at the Actors Studio and made his debut on off-Broadway debut in 1959. For the next 20 years, Smith was a staple of the New York stage before sinking his teeth into television: Kojak, The Rockford Files, Dallas; and small parts in big films: Rooster Cogburn (1975), Network (1976). In 1978, he moved to Los Angeles to focus on better film roles, and his toothy grin and southern drawl found him a niche in backwoods dramas: Resurrection (1980), Honeysuckle Rose (1980); and a prominent role as the feisty Mayor in the dated Cold War political yarn Red Dawn (1984). Smith returned to New York in 1984 and scored a hit on Broadway when he received a starring role in David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross and earned a drama desk award in the process. His breakthrough role for many critics and colleagues was his powerful turn as Richard Nixon in The Final Days (1989); a docudrama based on the book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for his spot-on portrayal of the fallen President, and his career picked up from there as parts in prominent Hollywood films came his way: Air America (1990), My Cousin Vinny, The Mighty Ducks (both 1992), and the Pauly Shore comedy Son in Law (1993). For all his dependable performances over the years, Smith wasn't a familiar presence to millions of viewers until he landed the plump role of Perry White, the editor of the Daily Planet in Superman: Lois and Clark which co-starred Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher (1993-1997). After that run, he gave a scorching performance as Reverend Jeremiah Brown in the teleplay Inherit the Wind (1999); and he appeared last in the miniseries Out of Order (2003). He is survived by his wife Debbie; and son, Rob. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 3, 2000

Released in United States on Video April 3, 2001

Released in United States 2000

Shown at the Savannah Film Festival (special advance screening) October 29 - November 4, 2000.

Robert Redford was previously attached to play the role of Rannulph Junah but will now serve as director/producer.

Beta Theatrical Motion Pictures is the distribution arm of Eureka--a European co-venture between Kirch Group of Germany and Mediaset of Italy.

Began shooting September 23, 1999.

Completed shooting December 22, 1999.

The National Council of Hindu Temples issued alert of concern for how this film is interpreting the religious text of the Bhagavad-Gita. The name Bagger Vance comes from Bhagavad, the Hindu word for God.

Released in United States Fall November 3, 2000

Released in United States on Video April 3, 2001

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at the Savannah Film Festival (special advance screening) October 29 - November 4, 2000.)