"Bagger Vance" and "R. Junuh" are based on Bhagavan (Krishna) and Arjuna, from the Hindu text "The Bhagavad Gita". The lessons learned by Rannulph are loosely based on those Krishna teaches to Arjuna while masquerading as his chariot driver.
Matt Damon spent a month with golf pro Tim Moss in Hilton Head, South Carolina, to prepare for the role.
The lead roles were initially going to be played by Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford. But, after careful consideration, Redford decided that the movie would work better with younger men playing Bagger Vance and Rannulph Junuh.
The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000
03 Nov 2000 ● English ● 2 hrs 6 mins
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