The Phantom of the Open tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process. Also starring Sally Hawkins as his wife Jean and Rhys Ifans as his nemesis Mackenzie. The extraordinary story of an ordinary man, The Phantom of the Open is an uplifting and moving comedy drama about pursuing your dreams and shooting for the stars, no matter what hand you’re dealt. Based on the book by Simon Farnaby, co-authored by Scott Murray.

Additional Info

  • Rating: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
  • Director: Craig Roberts
  • Cast: Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins, Rhys Ifans
  • Runtime: 1 Hr. 46 Mins.
  • Language: English
  • Official Website: The Phantom of the Open

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