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THE LONG GAME

What You Need To Know:

THE LONG GAME follows a group of Mexican American teenagers in 1955 Texas who love the game of golf but are restricted from playing at the country club where they caddy. When School Superintendent JB Peña gets denied from the country club just because he’s Mexican, he’s distraught. JB starts his new job as Superintendent of the school district and sees the boys playing golf in an open field. JB encourages the boys to start a golf team. JB recruits his friend from the war, Frank, played by Dennis Quaid, who’s an excellent golfer and coach. Frank is rough around the edges but sees the potential in the boys. Together, they try to do something that’s never been done before, a Mexican golf team to compete for the state championship.

THE LONG GAME has a strong morally uplifting story and worldview that’s entertaining and fun to watch. The movie has jeopardy, drama and laughs. Also, the actors in THE LONG GAME do a great job. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children for some foul language, including two strong profanities, and intense moments.

Content:

(BB, C, PP, LL, V, AA, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview about treating others with kindness and respect, mentions of praying for someone, with a pro-life message and strong Pro-American content promoting the American Dream;

Foul Language:
12 obscenities, two strong Jesus profanities, and man urinates on someone’s car;

Violence:
Light violence includes golf ball hits window and hits man’s head, and man hits golf balls into restaurant

Sex:
No sex scenes or sexual immorality;

Alcohol Use:
Some drinking and drunkenness;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Prejudice and bigotry but overcome.

More Detail:

THE LONG GAME follows a group of Mexican American teenagers in 1955 Texas who love the game of golf but get help from a local school official when they’re restricted from playing at a country club. THE LONG GAME has a strong morally uplifting story and worldview that’s entertaining and fun to watch, but it has some foul language that warrants caution for children.

JB Peña absolutely loves playing golf and is very good at it too. He’s headed to one of the best country clubs in the area to ask to join. As he drives, a group of young men playing golf in the field accidentally break his car window and hit him in the head, making him late to the meeting. He shows up to the meeting with blood on his head, passionately asking if he can join. However, the head of the country club tells him he can’t join because he’s Mexican. Distraught, JB goes home to his wife, Lucy, who encourages him.

JB starts his job as superintendent of the local school district. As he’s being introduced to the high school, he sees the boys that hit him with the golf ball. The boys try to run away, but eventually get taken into JB’s office, where he and Principal Guerra talk to them. Principal Guerra wants to discipline them, but JB has a different idea. JB decides to tell the boys they can either mow his lawn every Saturday morning to repay for his window or join his golf team. This is after JB finds out the teams play tournaments at the golf club. All the boys agree, except Joe, who’s probably the best golf player. That’s because Joe knows his father will be upset if he joins the golf team, because his father wants him working and helping provide for the family.

JB recruits his friend from the war, Frank, played by Dennis Quaid, who’s an excellent golfer and coach. Frank is a bit rough around the edges but sees the potential in the boys. They start to build their own field out of a farming field, to practice. After talking to the groundskeeper at the golf course, Joe realizes he needs to take a chance and play on the golf team.

Will the team be about to get tournaments even though they’re Mexican? Will Joe give up his attitude and play as a teammate?

THE LONG GAME is a very entertaining, fun movie. It has jeopardy, drama and laughs. Also, the actors in the movie, which stars Jay Hernandez from the MAGNUM P.I. reboot, Dennis Quaid, winner of MOVIEGUIDE®’s 2023 Grace Prize for Most Inspiring Movie Performance, and Cheech Marin of NASH BRIDGES, do a great job.

THE LONG GAME has a strong moral worldview with wonderful messages. One of the main characters leads the young men to become better men, teaching them to treat others with respect, no matter how they are treated themselves. JB teaches the boys to present themselves well and to follow the rules. THE LONG GAME also has a nice pro-life message, as well as a mention about praying for someone. Finally, the movie promotes the American Dream and other positive qualities about America and its culture.

MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for children, however, for some foul language, including two strong profanities, and intense moments.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.