"In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of 'Tommy's Honour'.
The intimate, powerfully moving tale of Tom Morris and his son Tommy, the real-life nineteenth century founders of the modern game of golf. Set in St. Andrews, Scotland, during the hidebound Victorian era, the story opens in 1866 as 15-year-old Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden) heads to the links with his father Tom Morris (Peter Mullan).
In this era golf was markedly different from today’s game, unruly crowds drinking and fighting, on course betting and an undercurrent of class tension- personified in this story by the aristocratic Boothby (Sam Neill).
Already a legend, Tom Morris has secured his place in the history of the ancient game. Tommy, blessed with talent and fuelled by ambition, chafes at his father’s commands as he hurtles toward adulthood. He will soon outshine him.
Father and son clash over the unwritten rules of social class, culminating in Tommy’s marriage to a woman of lower standing with a shameful secret in her past. Tommy’s beloved wife Meg (Ophelia Lovibond) becomes the most important thing in his life. Leading to a tragic climax where Tom makes a fatal misjudgement stripping Tommy of everything he holds dear.
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 113 mins
- Arri digital 1:1.85
- Jason Connery
- Keith Bank, Bob Last, Jim Kreutzer, Tim Moore
- Executive Producer
- Keith Bank, Ken Whitney
- John Scott
- Pamela Marin (screenplay), Kevin Cook (biography and screenplay)
- Director of Photography
- Gary Shaw
- Production Designer
- James Lapsley
- Christian Henson
- Principal Cast
- Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden, Ophelia Lovibond, Sam Neill