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Announcing the official movie tie-in edition of Mark Frosts award-winning The Greatest Game Ever Played. The riveting tale of one of golfs most defining moments comes to life onscreen in April 2005 from Walt Disney Picturesand is sure to sparkMoreAnnouncing the official movie tie-in edition of Mark Frosts award-winning The Greatest Game Ever Played. The riveting tale of one of golfs most defining moments comes to life onscreen in April 2005 from Walt Disney Picturesand is sure to spark renewed interest in Mark Frosts sensational book of the same name. In 1913, golfs first superstar went up against a green twenty-year-old amateur. It was the birth of modern golf. Harry Vardon and Francis Ouimet came from different worlds and different generations, but their passion for golf set them on parallel paths that would collide in the most spectacular match the sport has ever known. Vardon had escaped a life of poverty in Britain to achieve universal recognition as the greatest champion in the games history. Ouimet, a virtual unknown from Massachusetts, was only three years removed from his youthful career as a lowly caddie and worshiped Vardon. When these unlikely opponents finally came together in their legendary battle at the 1913 U.S. Open, the worlds reaction to its remarkable drama and heart-stopping climax gave rise to the sport of golf as we know it today. Weaving together the stories of Vardon and Ouimet to create his narrative, Mark Frost has crafted a uniquely involving, intimate epic: equal parts sports biography, sweeping social history, and emotional human drama. The movie The Greatest Game Ever Played is directed by Bill Paxton and stars Shia LaBeouf (I, Robot), Stephen Dillane (King Arthur, The Hours), Peter Firth (Pearl Harbor), Elias Koteas, and Peyton List. It will be released in April 2005 from Walt Disney Pictures. The Greatest Game Ever Played has sold over 100,000 copies in hardcover and paperback.