The Phantom of the Open

Type: New Blu-Ray


In 1976, Barrow-in-Furness crane operator Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance) was determined to play in the British Open... and wasn't going to let an impediment like having golfed just a handful of times stop him. The odd odyssey of how he finagled a spot in the qualifying round (where he shot a record-worst 49 over par)-and the celebrity/infamy that followed, including his repeated efforts to crash the event in disguise-is charmingly chronicled here. Sally Hawkins, Rhys Ifans co-star. 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.