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rk_sports
01-09-2012, 01:07 AM
watching Women in Red, noticed some tennis at the beginning and I thought about tennis in films...

ofc, there are many and google can get me those... but which ones have you seen?

few that come to mind are..
Wimbledon
Match Point
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach

and the new one 16-Love, which I haven't seen.. but saw a few previews on TC

VGP
01-09-2012, 06:39 AM
Strangers on a Train

GS
01-09-2012, 07:56 AM
Players, a film from 1979. It starred Dean Paul Martin, a decent player who actually played in the Wimbledon juniors once. But the movie is a dud.

bezs
01-09-2012, 07:57 AM
Like the starting scene of Match Point where the ball hits the net and slowly bounces over in slow mo and the saying .The man who said "I'd rather be lucky than good" saw deeply into life

Sentinel
01-09-2012, 08:02 AM
Octopu55y. Vijay Amritraj, show him with his racket too (Donnay), he uses it in self-defence IIRC.

(he's a veteran Indian player who reached the QF of WO losing to the winner Jan Kodes).

VGP
01-09-2012, 09:23 AM
The Squid and the Whale

Nobody's Perfect

SVP
01-09-2012, 09:48 AM
Strangers on a TrainOne of Hitchcock's classics. Unfortunately for tennis fans, in the scenes featuring the leading actor Farley Granger playing tennis, poor Farley looked like he'd never held a racquet or hit a tennis stroke in his life. Fortunately, Hitch spliced in some authentic film footage of professional players playing against each other. Players sportin' button down shirts, wood racquets, serve and volley points, every serve seemingly a spin serve. Not that I'm advocating a return to that, I'm just sayin' it was a different time.

Why hasn't there been a decent fictional movie on tennis?

atatu
01-09-2012, 09:52 AM
My favorite tennis movie was "Tennis Anyone" which is a 2005 movie about the Celebrity tennis circuit in Hollywood. It was hialrious, and you can tell that the guys who made the movie really are tennis fans, if you get the DVD you have to watch the director's commentary. Just as an aside, I played tennis with one of the guys in the movie (DW Moffett) and he was a decent 4.5 player.

Clintspin
01-09-2012, 10:17 AM
the royal tenenbaums

Clintspin
01-09-2012, 10:26 AM
BridesMaids

Agassi-Fan
01-09-2012, 01:10 PM
"The Break" with Vince Van Patton. Wasn't a bad film actually.

heftylefty
01-09-2012, 03:29 PM
Players, a film from 1979. It starred Dean Paul Martin, a decent player who actually played in the Wimbledon juniors once. But the movie is a dud.

I remembered that movie!

GS
01-10-2012, 08:14 AM
I remembered that movie!

Ali MacGraw remembers it, too. She admitted her acting was terrible in it.

10smonkey
01-10-2012, 09:53 AM
fletch! charge it to the Underhills

Pacific lefty
01-11-2012, 06:21 AM
Annie Hall

Bartelby
01-11-2012, 06:46 AM
Woody Allen in general has a bit of a thing for tennis; and there's some tennis in Seinfeld.

Bartelby
01-11-2012, 06:47 AM
Losey's The Accident, as well.

GoSurfBoy
01-11-2012, 07:09 AM
Cute tennis scene in Russel Crow's A Good Year.

A very good, fun watch, beautiful women....

rdis10093
01-11-2012, 07:26 AM
Tennis Anyone, it was a good film, and one of the acotrs in the movie was once on the tour.

The_Question
01-11-2012, 08:02 AM
Cute tennis scene in Russel Crow's A Good Year.


Yep, wooden racquets on clay...

chrischris
01-12-2012, 04:37 AM
the royal tenenbaums

Do they play tennis in it or is that guy just walking around in Fila tennis clothes the whole movie?

Bartelby
01-12-2012, 04:42 AM
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday has the best commic tennis scene in film history.

Bartelby
01-12-2012, 04:43 AM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_HgCn39aptNE/TB-1NfbQFoI/AAAAAAAAAcA/aAoLwh4TKcg/s1600/vacances-de-m-hulot-1953-03-g.jpg

chrischris
01-12-2012, 04:44 AM
Is that a Jacques Tati movie?

Bartelby
01-12-2012, 04:46 AM
Yes, a Tati - Monsieur Hulot's Holiday.

chrischris
01-12-2012, 04:49 AM
OK , Tit for Tat I see :)

chrischris
01-12-2012, 04:50 AM
Did Charile Chaplin , Buster Keaton or Chevy Chase also have tennis in their flicks? I think Chase did a lot.

Bartelby
01-12-2012, 04:51 AM
Antonioni's Blow Up:


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Iv99yFApDTU/Tp20gmT_OII/AAAAAAAAAA0/SgvXjgi6wGU/s400/blow-up.jpg

chrischris
01-12-2012, 08:01 AM
Antonioni's Blow Up:


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Iv99yFApDTU/Tp20gmT_OII/AAAAAAAAAA0/SgvXjgi6wGU/s400/blow-up.jpg

Looks scary dark this photo.. hmm. What was blown up?

beernutz
01-12-2012, 10:41 AM
Tennis, Anyone? is an indy film with Donal Logue and Jason Issacs (the Patriot, HP & the Goblet of Fire) which I thought was better than its 43% rottentomatoes rating. It was watchable at least.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tennis_anyone/

beernutz
01-13-2012, 09:04 AM
Another tennis movie called 16-Love: http://www.youtube.com/user/16LOVEMOVIE?v=vqZik9It1GU&feature=pyv&ad=19769753263&kw=tennis%20grand%20slam

Looks really good! </sarcasm>

Andreas1965
01-13-2012, 09:32 AM
Looks scary dark this photo.. hmm. What was blown up?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blowup

retrowagen
01-13-2012, 12:27 PM
"A Good Year" with Russell Crowe has a funny clay-court match with wood racquets, and a Rene Lacoste vs. Fred Perry quip (borne out the emblems on the shirts worn by the antagonists, respectively a Frenchman and an Englishman).

"The Prodigal" was an obscure early-1980's Christian film put out by Billy Graham's organization, IIRC, that punched above its low-budget-movie weight, and featured some quality indoor tennis filmed in the Pacific Northwest: the main character, the "prodigal son," was a touring tennis pro in this adaptation of the Biblical story of the Prodigal Son. I seem to recall that one of the Van Patten boys had the title role.

gavna
01-14-2012, 11:41 AM
Players, a film from 1979. It starred Dean Paul Martin, a decent player who actually played in the Wimbledon juniors once. But the movie is a dud.

It also starred Pancho Gonzalez as his coach, Vilas (Wimby final at the end of the movie), Tiriac, Nastase, McEnroe, Dennis Ralston, Vijay Armitraj and John Lloyd.
They filmed the Wimbledon scenes during the event in 1978 In between matches....best Tennis film out there (not saying much as they all suck) but at least it revolved around tennis and real players were involved.

gavna
01-14-2012, 11:43 AM
Looks scary dark this photo.. hmm. What was blown up?

One of the greatest movies ever.......a must see. That Tennis scene with the mimes is a classic.