The Legend of Bagger Vance

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

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Continuity mistake: When Hardy comes to talk Junuh into participating in the tournament Junuh is playing poker. While he is talking to Hardy they are not playing, but throughout the scene cards keep appearing and disappearing on the table. (00:24:05)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the changing rooms, after the first round, Matt Damon walks out of the room. Will Smith points out that he has different shoes on and he comes back in to change one of them. If you look at the shot, you can see that he never takes a shoe off but somehow he has matching shoes on. This is not a couple of minutes later as his conversation with Will Smith continues throughout the scene. Therefore, this must be an editing error. (01:03:31)

Continuity mistake: On the 18th hole of the last round Junuh calls for a penalty because he moved the ball when he removed some twigs that were in the way. In close-up and wide shots the arangement of twigs around the ball changes. (01:43:20)

NancyFelix

Factual error: While on the final hole, last round, the camera pans in on one of the men "inside the ropes" with the three golfers. He is wearing glasses, and they contain a greenish reflection of the late afternoon sun. This colored reflection is due to a modern anti-reflective coating put on lenses today to prevent annoying reflective glare. These coatings weren't available until the 1980's and in wide use until the 90's. (00:00:05)

eyedoc

Continuity mistake: On the morning of the first day of the tournament people are standing in line for food. A woman is serving meatballs, but the men waiting already have meatballs on their plates. (00:51:00)

NancyFelix

Factual error: At the end the narrator says Walter Hagen only played exhibition matches. This is untrue. He played on for years and won several PGA events in the 30s.

Factual error: In the last round of play, Walter Hagen is surrounded by water and asks his caddy for a cigarette. He then tries to light it several times with an automatic "click" lighter. The automatic lighters in the 1920s did not click.

Walter Hagen: Hey, I admire the way you're dealing with this match, Junuh. Fighting the way you are. It's damn noble. But no matter how good a fighter you are, just remember, I can ask they King to gold the flag for me when I putt, but he's not going to give me his crown, neither is Bobby and neither am I.

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Trivia: This book and subsequent movie is loosely based on the Bhagavad Gita. Arjuna (R. Junuh) is counseled by Krishna, one of the most beloved deities in the Hindu pantheon.

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Question: Why is no credit given to Jack Lemmon?

Answer: There are many reasons that known actors appear in movies and are uncredited. Cameo appearances often go un-credited. Actors sometimes do a cameo if they are friends with the director or the other stars. It can add an unexpected surprise for the audience. There are also contract and payment issues if an actor receives billing in the credit. Jack Lemmon, who was the narrator for the story, may have preferred not being credited. He was certainly a big enough star that if he wanted to be listed in the credits, he would have received proper billing.

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