The Phantom Of The Open

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The Phantom of the Open
Screening
The Phantom of the Open

Event Date

Fri 18 Nov 2022

Event Time

10:00 - 11:50

Location

Vue Livingston, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Almondvale Avenue, Livingstone, Midlothian, EH54 6QX, Scotland

12A

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

14–16

Curriculum Subject/s

  • Careers
  • Physical Education

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access
  • Audio description
    Audio description
  • Subtitles
    Subtitled (HOH)

The inspirational story of Maurice Flitcroft, who managed to gain entry to the British Open in 1976 despite never playing golf before.

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Film title

The Phantom of the Open


Synopsis

When the eternally optimistic Maurice Flitcroft loses his long-held job as a crane operator in Cumbria, he makes the decision to change careers entirely. After seeing a golf game on his new television, he accidentally enters the British Open as a professional and proceeds to shoot the worst round of golf ever seen at the tournament. Unphased by his newfound fame and consistently prohibited by the condescending golfing world from improving his game, Maurice becomes determined to enter the tournament again under a different name. Although his ever-adoring wife encourages him throughout his endeavors, he finds that his eldest son might not be as supportive, and a rift begins to form between them. Delightfully eccentric, The Phantom of the Open is a funny but sincere film about ignoring the hurdles in your way and forging your own, distinctive path to success. 

infrequent strong language

Director/s

Craig Roberts

Year

2021

Country of Production

Britain

Genres

  • Based on a true story
  • Comedy
  • Period and Historical
  • Sport

Language

English

Duration

102 minutes

Venue name

Vue Livingston

Address

McArthur Glen Designer Outlet,
Livingstone,
Midlothian,
EH54 6QX