FORE! Audio Film Review of ‘The Phantom of the Open’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of audio film review on “The Phantom of the Open,” a new film about an unlikely entrant (Mark Rylance) into golf’s prestigious British Open in the groovy 1970s. It “opens” in select theaters on June 10th, 2022, see local listings.

The “phantom” in the story is Maurice Flitcroft (Rylance) and the “open” is the British Open. In 1976, through a twist of fate that could only happen in those halcyon 1970s, Flitcroft – a crane operator for a factory – was able to slip through the bureaucracy of golf and enter the tournament, shooting a record setting high score of 121 for 18 holes in the qualifying round. Despite his horrible golf, he became a folk hero to the Brits, the world and most importantly his sons and wife Jean (Sally Hawkins).

The Phantom of the Open
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Audio Film Review of “The Phantom of the Open” by Patrick McDonald of …

”The Phantom of the Open” is in select theaters beginning June 10th, see local listings. Featuring Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins, Rhys Ifans, John Davies, Christian Lees and Johan Lees. Written and Directed by Craig Roberts. Rated “PG-13” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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