THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process.


The Phantom of the Open

UNITED KINGDOM || Comedy || 2022 || 102′


Release Date (U.S.A.)June 03, 2022 (NY & LA)
Rating ► [ PG-13 ] Some strong language and smoking.


Distributor ► Sony Pictures Classics


Directed by
Craig Roberts

Cast
Mark Rylance; Rhys Ifans; Sally Hawkins; Mark Lewis Jones; Jake Davies; Nigel Betts; Johann Myers; Ash Tandon; Genevieve Florence; Barry Aird; Jonah Lees.

Written by
Simon Farnaby from his own book The Phantom of the Open, co-authored by Scott Murray.

Cinematography by
Kit Fraser

Music by
Isobel Waller-Bridge


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