Caddyshack is a classic, while tin cup and happy gilmore both have devoted cult audiences. The squeeze plays like something youd stumble across on usa network back in the days of up all night. No, just a limbo of lostsoul cliches, winordie preposterousness and plot cheats to make any aficionado of big match movies roll the eyes. The squeeze a golf movie with real golfers golf guide. The music supervisors choice in one scene to use the theme of the classic con movie the sting 1973 is a bit bludgeoning. The story of the squeeze is based on what actually happened in real life to a young man played by jeremy sumpter peter pan, friday night lights when he gets taken under the wing. The squeeze golfers will be pleased with this movie.
It may all be in his mind, but he cant see a thing. David theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 12 years, primarily selling online advertising. Fans of the sport will certainly appreciate the wellphotographed athletics on display, including an entertaining sequence depicting a freewheeling round of. At last, however, weve got a winner for best authentic golf swing by an actor in a golf movie. Golf makes for pretty boring television, but for some reason, it plays much better on the big screen.
Are golf movies better when theyre made by golfers. Seeing his potential, the gambler convinces him to. The squeeze debuting writerdirector terry jastrows faithbased golf caper movie features wellshot match footage and onedimensional characters. The golf scenes were shot better than any golf movie ive seen.
Both of those golf superstars provided promotional quotes for the movies marketing releases. The squeeze is a golf movie with characters that really can play golf, meaning. Thats the question raised by new golf movie the squeeze, which tells the story of a golf prodigy jeremy sumpter, who becomes the pawn of two highstakes gamblers. It hooks you in the beginning and stays interesting and entertaining right to the end. Things start to get interesting, in the new movie the squeeze when a flamboyant character named riverboat enters the scene. This is not an issue with the new golf film, the squeeze. Everything goes well until he goes to las vegas and has his life. Give this movie a shot, i suspect youll be pleasantly surprised. The squeeze seeks its place among golf film classics. Pro golfer phil mickelson said, the squeeze is a wonderful golf movie because its so authentic, while. The greatest game ever played is a 2005 american biographical sports film based on the early life of golf champion francis ouimet.
The ending was interesting, but i wont spoil it for anyone. View entire discussion 102 comments more posts from the golf community. The squeeze was produced by anne archer, terry jastrow, brian mccormack, michael doven, and george parra and executive produced by simon horsman and milton kim. Yet overall, despite the ridiculous ending and lingering questions about why the astonishingly talented young phenom augie isnt playing in even smallscale pga matches, the squeeze is a worthy addition to the movies golf. The movie is supposedly based on true events, but it doesnt seem all that plausible. This new golf movie has director terry jastrow, star jeremy sumpter with game. Al says he will glide through the picture at waxmans elbow, and no one will ever notice. A humble young man with uncommon skills from a small southern town gets caught up in high stakes golf matches between bigtime gamblers until the game becomes life and death. Shooter mcgavin is involved this new golf movie about a hustler who ends up playing for millions seems like it should be good. And, to put my readers on notice, if you dont want to know in movie ending you. Open, british open and pga championship during his time at abc sports. The squeeze will be fun for golf moviegoers phil mickelson called the soontobereleased the squeeze as the best golf movie ever.
But the squeeze has already gotten two thumbs up from a pair of golf legends. Jastrow, 66, worked for more than 20 years as a producer and. Woody allens new comedy hollywood ending quickly adds a complication to this setup. The squeeze is a derivative golf version of the hustler that plays like a. The squeeze is a golf movie which stars jeremy sumpter as a golf genius who finds himself in the rough and tumble world of high stakes golf matches. The films screenplay was adapted by mark frost from his book, the greatest game ever played. The movie was written, directed and produced by terry jastrow, who produced 62 major championships the u. Golfers and gambling experts alike were quick to sing the films praises.
At times, it is heavyhanded in its faithbased message, but is worth checking out if you enjoy golf movies. Written and produced by long time abc sports golf producer terry jastrow and based on actual events, the squeeze features a young man called augie whos family is struggling to scrape together a living in a. Between plot and character, there are definitely 18 holes in the squeeze. The squeeze buy it or stream it is the name of new golf movie debuting on april 17 the friday after the masters. Thats a stretch when you put it beside my two favorites the first version of caddieshack and the greatest game ever played. Seeing his potential, the gambler convinces him to abandon his. New golf movie the squeeze weaves quality golf through a compelling plot. Most golf movies fail because the oncourse action isnt realistic. This new golf movie has director terry jastrow, star. The squeeze is a caper about a notorious gambler who discovers a modest young man in a small rural town with uncommon golf skills. If you like gambling, golf and las vegas, youll love this movie. Seeing his potential, the gambler convinces him to abandon his dreams of winning the us open and start playing in highstakes matches. Every great movie needs a killer plot twist and this film certainly delivers in that area.
The early buzz on the squeeze billed it as the next great golf movie, making much of the authenticity of the golf action in the film, but a collective few minutes of golf shots played by actors who are honesttogod decent golfers with believable golf swings is not nearly enough to offset the films more fundamental flaws. A humble young man with uncommon skills from a small southern town gets caught up in high stakes golf matches between bigtime gamblers until the game. Download the squeeze movie online 1987 video dailymotion. All thats missing is tv host rhonda shear and an ad for that spray paintbased fake hair in a can. Anonymous the squeeze augie baccus, early 20s, a common man of uncommon skills, living in a small texas town is a winner in life.
The squeeze is an interesting golf film, both based in fact and explored through elements of fiction. The squeeze even has the courtesy to end with the proclaimers. The squeeze is a derivative golf version of the hustler that plays like a bad usa network movie from 1993. That isnt the case for the squeeze, a golf movie that will be released april 17. The film was directed by bill paxton, and was his last film as a director. The ending doesnt only seemed rush, but also embellished. Debuting writerdirector terry jastrows faithbased golf caper movie. The squeeze will be released in select theaters on april 17, and is available for digital download and video on demand the same day.
A talented young golfer finds himself caught between two highstakes gamblers in terry jastrows lighthearted thriller. For his eversmiling agent al hack mark rydell, this is insufficient cause to leave the project. Its a fun movie that tells an interesting story, and the golf elements are so real you actually believe it could happen. What does rgolf think of the movie the greatest game. The squeeze brings golf, gambling and the semireturn of shooter mcgavin to your screen update. Add the squeeze to short list of good golf films golf. Either the actors cant play, or the movie tries to get too cute with golf shots that arent believable. From one of the first scenes where augie played by jeremy sumpter and his girlfriend, natalie and best friend john tom set out on a morning of cross country golf where some young poolside spectators beckon, i love golf. The squeeze is the first authentic golf movie ever.
There are even those of us who will defend the legend of bagger vance although were admittedly smaller in number. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy all the golf talk, scenes, and other. Terry jastrow is the writer and director of the squeeze, a new golf movie opening in theaters and video on demand friday. The latest golf movie to come out is one called the squeeze. I think that takes the cake for worst golf movie ever. The squeeze has the best poker scene ive ever seen in a movie, said steve wynn, chairman of wynn resorts. Everything goes well until he goes to las vegas and has his life and his family on the line.
The leads were wellcast and the story by and large moves along nicely. The squeeze is the best golf movie ever because its so authentic. The squeeze is the latest movie about what can happen on the green. Within the legacy of golf movies, this subpar thriller doesnt reach the. A new golf movie, the squeeze with michael nouri and christopher mcdonald, explores the dark side of golf and gambling when a young golfer is asked to do more than he wants. Golf movie the squeeze set to open april 17 2020 masters. The squeeze is a caper about a notorious gambler who discovers a. I still cant seem to keep my head around the fact that augie, a simple country boy who dreamed big without really knowing where. A young man with uncommon golf skills becomes caught up in a deadly highstakes golf match between bigtime gamblers.
The squeeze golfandgambling caper tees off into a sand. The squeeze is a movie written and directed by terry jastrow and produced by terry jastrow, anne archer, brian mccormack, michael doven and george parra. Arc entertainment acquires golfmeetsgambling thriller. Heres a movie that would benefit from being broken up by latenight television commercials. The squeeze is the first movie ever allowed to be shot at wynn las vegas, and wlv golf course.
Riverboat is a gambler, and after hearing about the exploits of an unknown texas golfer shooting 6563 to win a rural city championship by 15 shots, he senses opportunity. The squeeze is a 2015 feature film starring jeremy sumpter as augie, a young golfer who just won the local tournament by 15 strokes and tied and broke the public course record during the tournament, and is seduced by a gambler to play golf for bet money. Harry vardon, francis ouimet, and the birth of modern golf. The squeeze is a wonderful golf movie because its so authentic, said fivetime major champion phil mickelson. So with that said, to help curate your movie experience, we left the clubs in the trunk for a few days and spent some quality couch time with murray, sandler, dangerfield, and costner in an effort to select the top 10 golf movies of all time.83 781 496 360 477 21 76 671 848 684 1452 328 17 1235 1118 110 878 1418 964 141 657 531 1096 1317 621 613 1475 858 437 572 596 407 64 1017 521 1148 812 1467 535 884 308 1192