History Film / TheLegendOfBaggerVance

24th Apr '16 6:07:52 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Lane Smith ([[Series/LoisAndClark Perry White]]) as a sports reporter.
23rd Mar '16 8:32:01 PM Mdumas43073
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* NostaglicNarrator: Creator/JackLemmon as the now-elderly Hardy Greaves.

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* NostaglicNarrator: NostalgicNarrator: Creator/JackLemmon as the now-elderly Hardy Greaves.Greaves. It was Lemmon's last film role.
23rd Mar '16 8:31:30 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Legend of Bagger Vance'' is a 2000 film about a golf match in the 1930's and one golfer's struggle to overcome his past.

In the 1930s a major golf tournament is scheduled in the town of Savannah, GA, between the greatest golfers of the day, Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, and Rannulf Junuh. While Jones and Hagen are both at the top of their game, Junuh has many unresolved issues that hinder his performance. With the help of his caddy, Bagger Vance, and young Hardy Greaves, Junuh must overcome his demons and find his swing if he is to have a chance of winning the tournament.

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''The Legend of Bagger Vance'' is a 2000 film film, directed by Creator/RobertRedford, and starring Creator/WillSmith, Creator/MattDamon, and Creator/CharlizeTheron, about a golf match in the 1930's 1930s and one golfer's struggle to overcome his past.

In the 1930s 1931 a major golf tournament is scheduled in the town of Savannah, GA, Georgia between the greatest golfers of the day, Bobby Jones, Jones (Joel Gretsch), Walter Hagen, Hagen (Bruce [=McGill=]), and Rannulf Junuh.Junuh (Damon). While Jones and Hagen are both at the top of their game, Junuh has many unresolved issues that hinder his performance. With the help of his caddy, caddy Bagger Vance, Vance (Smith), former girlfriend Adele Invergordon (Theron), and young Hardy Greaves, Greaves (J. Michael Moncrief), Junuh must overcome his demons and find his swing if he is to have a chance of winning the tournament.



** Actually makes sense in context, as Krishna is often depicted as Black

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** Actually makes sense in context, as Krishna is often depicted as BlackBlack.


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* NostaglicNarrator: Creator/JackLemmon as the now-elderly Hardy Greaves.
6th Feb '16 8:17:10 AM Theharbo
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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Junuh takes an extra stroke noted [[spoiler: after his ball moves a smidgen but no one but him, Hagen and Bagger sees it]].
10th May '15 1:39:50 PM baxtus
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** Actually makes sense in context, as Krishna is often depicted as Black
22nd May '14 8:25:34 PM Nopperabo
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* WholePlotReference: American audiences might not immediately realize it, but the entire story is based on part of the {{Mahabharata}}.

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* WholePlotReference: American audiences might not immediately realize it, but the entire story is based on the ''Bhagavad Gita'', part of the {{Mahabharata}}.{{Mahabharata}}. Just as Krishna helps Arjuna understand his place in the universe in the ''Bhagavad Gita'', so too does Bagger Vance help Junuh find peace in the film. The name Rannulf Junuh (R. Junuh) is a reference to Arjuna, while the name Bagger Vance sounds similar to ''bhagavan'', an epithet of Krishna.
22nd Dec '13 4:12:24 PM ArchTeryx
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* UnderdogsNeverLose: [[spoiler:Played with. Junuh makes his putt; the other two don't, which results in a three-way tie - an outcome ''everyone'' is perfectly happy with.]]

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* UnderdogsNeverLose: [[spoiler:Played with. Junuh makes his putt; the other two don't, which results ends the tournament in a three-way tie - an outcome ''everyone'' is perfectly happy with.]]
22nd Dec '13 4:09:26 PM ArchTeryx
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* JerkJock: Hagen definitely plays the part, especially when Junuh [[spoiler:catches up strongly after the second round.]]


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* WorthyOpponent: Jones, before the last round, tells Junuh he's playing his last 18 holes, and names Junuh an opponent he's proud to be playing with. Neither give the slightest ground, though, when the game's on.
22nd Dec '13 4:04:49 PM ArchTeryx
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* WarIsHell: Junuh discovers this the hard way.

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* WarIsHell: Junuh discovers this the hard way.way [[spoiler:when his entire unit is killed, save for him.]]


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* UnderdogsNeverLose: [[spoiler:Played with. Junuh makes his putt; the other two don't, which results in a three-way tie - an outcome ''everyone'' is perfectly happy with.]]
9th Dec '13 9:42:51 AM BioYuGi
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* DrivenToSuicide: Adelle's father shoots himself after opening day of Crew Island, thanks to the Great Depression robbing him of almost all potential visitors, and having no money left to his name.
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