Australian Premieres

Tommy's Honour

Australian Premiere

Set in Scotland in the late 19th century, Tommy's Honour is a moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf, directed by Jason Connery (son of Sean Connery and Australian actor Diane Cilentro).

Tom Morris Sr (veteran Scottish actor Peter Mullan) is a legend at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, one of the finest golfers of his era, and the greatest golf-course designer – but he is not considered a gentleman. He acts as a caddy and coach for the toffs who wager on his matches and give him some of the winnings. He is not allowed in the main clubhouse.

Brash young Tommy (Jack Lowden), prodigiously gifted as a player, is far less deferential. He wants a bigger share of the winnings and is prepared to talk back to supercilious club members such as Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill, in enjoyably sneering form).

When Tom makes a fatal misjudgement, he takes on a personal mission that carries him through the final decades of his life: that of honouring his son.

Jason Connery
Ophelia Lovibond, Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Sam Neill
2016 | 117 MIN | UK DRAMA
Viewers get a true sense of golf’s real grit and raw essence of the sport than is achieved in most coverage today.
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