unofficial homepage dedicated to Elias Koteas
Game Ever Played
the studio that brought you "The Rookie" and "Miracle"
and director Bill Paxton, comes a story of courage,
passion and of the greatest American sports hero you
have probably never heard of.
An amateur player from a working class family,
Francis Ouimet - played by Shia LaBeouf ("Holes") -
shocked the golf world when at the 1913 U.S. Open,
flanked by his 10-year-old caddie, he defeated his idol,
the defending British champion Harry Vardon - played by
Stephen Dillane. An unlikely match-up - "the ingenue
versus the seasoned champ" - theirs was the greatest
match the sport had ever known.
Caught between a world of hardship and a beckoning
life of privilege, Francis needed to prove his unfailing
will and ability to make it to the tournament. Elias
Koteas ("Traffic," "Ararat") plays Francis' tough,
hardworking father. Newcomer Peyton List is Sarah
Wallis, the beautiful young woman, who catches Francis'
Joshua Flitter is Eddie Lowery, the pint sized
caddie who helps Francis find his way through the
troublesome fairways to victory.