Release dateAugust 16, 1995 (USA) CastSuzanne Savoy (Susan Lombardo), James Monroe Black (Anthony 'Babe' Lombardo), James Belcher (Lou Gallo) GenresComedy, Drama, Comedy-drama Similar moviesDead Solid Perfect (1988), Heading Home (1920), The Open Road (2009), The Legend of Hells Gate: An American Conspiracy (2011)
The Man with the Perfect Swing is a 1995 American comedy-drama movie written and directed by Michael Hovis.
A passion for golf drives this story about fame, schemes and paying the bills. Having successfully failed at everything, Anthony "Babe" Lombardo rises from his couch potato life with one last hope. He invents the perfect golf swing that he believes will revolutionize the game. Determined to make it bankable, Babe frantically maneuvers amidst suspicious investors, vanishing friends and a disenchanted wife.
1995 - Austin Film Festival - Best Film - Won
Suzanne Savoy ... Susan Lombardo
James Belcher ... Lou Gallo
James Monroe Black ... Anthony 'Babe' Lombardo (as James Black)
Richard Bradshaw ... Bonelli
William Hardy ... Scardino, Albert
Marco Perella ... Chuck Carter
Harold Suggs ... Father Mac
Greg Norman ... Himself
"A gem. The film has heart.", Louis B. Parks, The Houston Chronicle
"An endearing tale about chasing dreams. My film pick of the week.", David Davis, The L.A. Weekly
"Engaging comedy drama... Babe keeps the audience rooting.", Joe Leyden, Variety
"Considerable warmth, compassion and good humor", Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
The film was released on video by Monarch Home Video in 1996.