Seeing Stars: Movie Premiere

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Los Angeles Premiere Walt Disney Pictures
"The Greatest Game Ever Played"

Sunday, September 25th at the El Capitan

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WHO: From the film: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Flitter, Stephen Marcus, Marnie McPhail, Elias Koteas, Peter Firth, Peyton List, Michael Weaver, George Asprey, Justin Ashforth, composer Brian Tyler, executive producer David Steinberg, producers Dave Blocker and Larry Brezner, author/screenwriter/producer Mark Frost and director Bill Paxton.

Special Guests: Val Kilmer, Fred Durst, Sela Ward, Rene Russo, James Cameron, Amy Alcott, Diana Ross, Penny Marshall, Kathy Bates, Keith Carradine, Suzanne Pleshette, Tom Poston, Amy Yasbeck, Ginnifer Goodwin, Powers Boothe, Judy Tenuta, Ron Shelton, Will Scheffer, Amy Smart, Joel McKinnon Miller, Talan Torriero, Terry Jastrow, Trisha Simmons, Mike Binder, Mark Olsen, Michael O'Keefe, Jeff Bockman, Lindsay Frost, Chris Powell, Christy Carlson Romano, Dave Winfield, Kevin Feige, Ari Arad and more ...

WHAT: To celebrate the Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED.

From the studio that brought you "The Rookie" and "Miracle" and director Bill Paxton, comes a story of courage, passion and of the greatest American sports hero you have probably never heard of ...

An amateur player from a working class family, Francis Ouimet -- played by Shia LeBeouf ("Holes") -- shocked the golf world when at the 1913 U.S. Open, flanked by his 10-year-old caddie, he defeated his idol, the defending British champion Harry Vardon -- played by Stephen Dillane. An unlikely match-up -- "the ingenue versus the seasoned champ" -- theirs was the greatest match the sport had ever known.

Caught between a world of hardship and a beckoning life of privilege, Francis needed to prove his unfailing will and ability to make it to the tournament. Elias Koteas ("Traffic," "Ararat") plays Francis' tough, hardworking father. Newcomer Peyton List is Sarah Wallis, the beautiful young woman, who catches Francis' heart. Josh Flitter is Eddie Lowery, the pint sized caddie who helps Francis find his way through the troublesome fairways to victory.

WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 2005
              3:00PM Press Arrivals
              4:00PM Celebrity Arrivals
              5:00PM Screening

WHERE: El Capitan, 6838 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

CONTACTS: Domestic press: D. Candelaria  818/560-4814
                      International press: N. Heyn  818/972-3591

YOUR COVERAGE IS INVITED YOU MUST CALL FOR CREDENTIALS

WALT DISNEY PICTURES' THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED
Opens Friday, September 30, 2005





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