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The Phantom of the Open

Directed by Craig Roberts
2021
UK
106 minutes
All Ages
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Oscar-winner Mark Rylance and Sally Hawkins star in this heart-warming, laugh-out-loud true story about the worst golfer to ever play the British Open.
The hard-to-believe but true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Rylance, also in The Outfit at SFF), a crane operator and indefatigable optimist who, with the support of his wife Jean (Hawkins), managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open – despite never having played a round of golf in his life! With the assistance of his disco-dancing twin sons, and a slightly criminal co-worker, Maurice navigates all obstacles for the right to compete, only to record the worst round in Open history. Not that this poses any deterrent to his continued ambitions. The extraordinary story of an ordinary man who became a British folk hero, this is an uplifting, moving story about pursuing your dreams, no matter how far-fetched.
A wide-eyed, bucket-hatted Mark Rylance plays Flitcroft with abundant generosity of spirit.
Guy Lodge, Variety
Packs a considerable helping of crowd-pleasing charm into its cap and golfing slacks.
Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

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Sat 11 Jun
6:15pm
Ritz Cinemas Randwick - Cinema 1
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Sun 12 Jun
8pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne - Cinema 4
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Sat 18 Jun
4pm
State Theatre
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Program Strand
Special Presentations
Year
2021
Classification
All Ages
Country
UK
Language
In English
Director
Craig Roberts
Producer
Nichola Martin, Tom Miller, Kate Glover
Cast
Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins, Jake Davies
Screenwriter
Simon Farnaby
Cinematographer
Kit Fraser
Editor
Jonathan Amos
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Sport, Literary & Adaptations, Comedies
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Universal Pictures Australia
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