Seven Days in Utopia

Synopsis: Luke is a young up-and-coming golfer. His father has pushed him to succeed on the green his entire life. After finally hitting rock bottom, he runs from his circumstances and his past and meets a man who took the time to care, Johnny Crawford. Johnny continues to surprise Luke at every turn, as he tries to help him bury his past and uncover the key to his future.
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director(s): Matt Russell
Production: Steamboat Rock
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

It's not the time

to start playing it safe.

Son, you have to drop.

That's playing to lose.

- You got to listen to me.

- I've been listening to you my whole life.

You've got to put some pressure on.

How can a game

have such an effect on man's soul?

The way I see it,

how can it not?

You don't choose the game.

It chooses you.

And when it does,

life and golf become forever connected.

That's how it was for a young man

named Luke Chisholm.

You've got to be kidding me.

Once you make

one mistake out of the water there,

you just continue to make the same

mistake over and over again.

Are you hurt, son?

I'll get over it.


You the guy I saw

putting the flagstick in the field?

Yeah, and you the guy

that crashed through my fence?

Here Let me help you.

Johnny Crawford's the name.

- Luke Chisholm.

- Yeah.

Yeah, let me see that.

Yeah, look...

Put a little pressure on there.

It'll stop the bleeding.

- All right.

- Yeah.

- Thanks.

- I need to get you to my truck

to get you some medical

attention, all right?

So let's get these clubs up here.

You feel all right?

You're not dizzy?

No, I'll be all right.

You're a hell of a driver.

Megan Monroe had twins last week.

Yeah. Haven't taken the sign down yet.

The evening service...

is just letting out.

Hey, Johnny.

- Hey, how you doing?

I went this morning,

in case you was wondering.

- Order up.

- Let me guess.

- Same as usual.

- You got it.

- All right, you all done there, darlin'?

- Divine.

How y'all doing here?

Some more coffee?


What's wrong with him asking her out?

Oh, Sarah, I could use

some more coffee.

Excuse me.

How you boys doing here?

You gonna save a dance

for me tonight?

I'll think about it.

She's just playing hard to get.

Of course she is.

Mama, it's Uncle Johnny.

Hi, everybody.

This here's Luke.

He's had a small accident, but, uh...

Do we have that aid kit back there?

I'll get it, Mom.

Johnny, what in the world

happened to this poor boy?

Don't worry. He's gonna live.

Mercy. Looks like

you've been hit by a truck.

More like a cow.

You hit a cow?

No, I missed the cow,

but I did manage

to run through the fence.

City boy can't drive.

Do you need a doctor?

No, ma'am.

I need a mechanic.

Here you go.

- Thank you.

- Sure.

We need some strong hands

to get the car over to Brody's shop.

Jake, be a dear and help Johnny.

What about my burger?

The poor man's car just got wrecked,

and you're worrying about a burger?

Where are your manners?

Come on, Jake.

Let's go. Let's go.

Jake, come on.

Have fun.

Come on, Smiley. You, too.

Work some of that off.

- Yes, sir.

- Come on.

- Come on, Chuck.

Let's go.

- Sarah?

- Hmm?

Drive Luke to the inn.

I'd be much... much obliged.

Thank you.


There you go.

Just let me know

whenever you're ready.


Mom, we'll be right back.

- Thank you, ma'am.

Drive careful.

Are you right?

Will this end in tears?

Where you from?


But I've been on the road

these past couple of years.

Yeah? Me, too.

- Really?

- Mm-hmm.

What for, school?

I'm training to be a horse whisperer.

I always thought horse whispering

was only in the movies.

But it's for real, huh?


Well, good luck with that.

Thank you.

So where you taking me, anyway?

Oh, we're just going to the River Inn.

That's Uncle Johnny's place.

Are you two related?

No, he's just a close family friend,

but I've always known him

as Uncle Johnny.

Here we are.

Well, thanks for the ride.

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David L. Cook

David L. Cook (born November 11, 1968) is an American Christian country music singer, songwriter and comedian. Born to Donnell and June (née Mercer) Cook, David is the oldest of six children. He has written more than 2,500 songs and has won multiple Emmy and Telly Awards. His song, "Drop that Rock", was featured on his album In the Middle of It All and garnered a Dove Award nomination for Christian Country Album of the Year in 1999.In all of Cook's overseas recordings his surname is Cooke to distinguish it from his work in the United States. The male members of The Cook Family Singers have always used just their middle initials as a trademark, a trait beginning back in 1885 when the first such group was formed.In 1990 Cook was diagnosed with a dissociative disorder and psychogenic amnesia reportedly brought on by an abusive father. In 1999 Cook's story was used as a lead story with The 700 Club. more…

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