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The Man with the Perfect Swing

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Director  Michael Hovis
Art director  Christopher Stull
Writer  Michael Hovis
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Sport
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  August 16, 1995 (USA)
Cast  Suzanne Savoy (Susan Lombardo), James Monroe Black (Anthony 'Babe' Lombardo), James Belcher (Lou Gallo)
Genres  Comedy, Drama, Comedy-drama
Similar movies  Dead 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.

Synopsis

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.

Awards

  • 1995 - Austin Film Festival - Best Film - Won
  • Cast

  • 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
  • Reviews

  • "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
  • Video release

    The film was released on video by Monarch Home Video in 1996.

    References

    The Man with the Perfect Swing Wikipedia
    The Man with the Perfect Swing IMDb The Man with the Perfect Swing themoviedb.org


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