VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Dennis Quaid Regrets Not Getting To Play More Golf In His Golf Movie ‘The Long Game’
The Long Game documentary follows the true-life story of five teenage Mexican-American caddies who wanted to learn how to play golf. They created their own golf course in the South Texas desert and, without formal training, managed to compete and win against wealthy teams in the 1957 Texas State High School Golf Championship.
Dennis Quaid plays Frank Mitchell, the boy’s assistant coach, in the film.
In an exclusive interview with uInterview at the South By Southwest premiere of the film in Austin, Texas, Quaid revealed what it’s like working on a golfing movie as a golfer.
“I was just really enjoying being on the golf course every day because I play golf,” he began. “But what I’ve found out, is you really don’t get to play much golf when you’re doing a golf movie. I play only once a day. But even for anybody who doesn’t play golf, it’s not a golf movie, like in a sports movie, it can’t be about the sport, it’s like The Rookie. It was not about baseball it was about second chances and that’s something everybody can relate to.”
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