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Wimbledon (2004)

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A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.

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Richard Loncraine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Lizzie Bradbury
Paul Bettany ... Peter Colt
Sam Neill ... Dennis Bradbury
Jon Favreau ... Ron Roth
Bernard Hill ... Edward Colt
Eleanor Bron ... Augusta Colt
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Dieter Prohl
Austin Nichols ... Jake Hammond
Robert Lindsay ... Ian Frazier
James McAvoy ... Carl Colt
John McEnroe ... John McEnroe
Chris Evert ... Court Commentator Chris Evert
Mary Carillo Mary Carillo ... Court Commentator Mary Carillo
John Barrett John Barrett ... Court Commentator John Barrett
Kyle Hyde Kyle Hyde ... Monte Carlo Opponent
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Storyline

Peter Colt, an English tennis player in his thirties whose ranking slipped from 11th to 119th in the world, considers he never really had to fight for anything as his wealthy but all but close family easily put him through studies and allowed him to pursue his tennis ambitions, bravely exchanges jokes with his German sparring partner Dieter Prohl, in a similar position, but feels it's about time to admit he's getting too old to compete with fitter coming men (or boys) and intends, after a last Wimbledon, to take a job with the prestigious tennis club instead. Just then, by accident, he bumps into Lizzie Bradbury, the American rising star of female tennis, falls in love with her and finds her interest in him changes his entire perception, even gives him the strength to win again. But where will it lead them, especially when her overprotective father-manager Dennis Bradbury proves determined to nip their relationship in the bud, believing it detrimental to her career? Written by KGF Vissers

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She's the golden girl. He's the longshot. It's a match made in...

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexuality and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wimbledon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,118,985, 19 September 2004

Gross USA:

$17,001,133

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,682,237
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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Wimbledon features actors who have appeared throughout Marvel's cinematic universe for different studios. Kirsten Dunst (Lizzie Bradbury) was Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy for Sony. James McAvoy (Carl Colt) played young Charles Xavier for Twentieth Century Fox's X-Men franchise. Jon Favreau (Ron Roth) played Happy Hogan and directed some films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Paul Bettany (Peter Colt) played the robots Jarvis and Vision in the MCU. See more »

Goofs

When Peter plays on Court 3, the commentator mentions that it is known as the 'graveyard court'. Court 2 is actually the court called the 'graveyard court'. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Colt: [voiceover] We all start off in life with a dream, don't we? For a tennis player, it's being in the final of a Grand Slam, Centre Court, a high lob... a smash. Game, set and match. You're a champion. You're number one. But for most tennis players, that's all it ever is: a dream. The reality is another story. My story. Now, you see that good-looking fella? No, no that kid in white, the other tired good-looking fella. Yeah, him. Well, that's me. British Davis Cup, long time ago. Two ...
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to Mark McCormack 1930-2003 See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Cheesiest Movie Endings (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Mobile
(Avril Lavigne (as Lavigne) / Clif Magness (as Magness))
Performed by Avril Lavigne
Courtesy of BMG Network Enterprises for BMG
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Entertaining Sports Romance Comedy
25 January 2019 | by tabunoSee all my reviews

31 October 2004. This fun, sporting romance of a movie would been better received by the larger movie-going audience if the sport's emphasis had been on America - but nevertheless, for any anti-Brit - that just too bad. I enjoyed the movie and even as a former high school tennis player, I even found the tennis scenes believable and exciting - this movie had a good balance between its romance and sport (something most sport-romance films often fail to be able to do). While the romance and action were typical, the basic flavor of movies nowadays have advanced a bit, including Wimbledon. It's not fun and games. There are even losses. But getting in the tennis player's mind, namely Paul Bettany, was a nice touch along with the decent tennis action. A must see for female tennis players who like a bit of romance along with anyone who likes tennis and behind the scenes comedy and entertainment.

An excellent date movie, with a sport-bent. Seven out of Ten Stars.


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