Rudy

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Rudy (Astin) is an all-American dreamer: he wants to play football for Notre Dame, but, as everyone keeps telling him, 'Notre Dame is not for everyone.' The son of a steelworker, he has only a mediocre academic record, a slight build, and he's not a great natural athlete. At 22, after four years in the steel mill, the death of his best friend moves Rudy to re-evaluate his life. He goes East and enrolls in a junior college, determined to make the grade. Eventually, he does - but surely all the guts and determination in the world can't make him a varsity football star? Underdogs are the grist of sports movies; even so, it's unusual to find a hero so ill-equipped for the task at hand. Directed with composure, but no great fervour, the film's conspicuously uninterested in American football, and much concerned with testing the limits and the resilience of the American dream.
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Release details

UK release:

1993

Duration:

116 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

David Anspaugh

Cast:

Lili Taylor, Robert Prosky, Jason Miller, Charles S Dutton, Ned Beatty, Sean Astin, Christopher Reed

Music:

Jerry Goldsmith

Production Designer:

Robb Wilson

Editor:

David Rosenbloom

Cinematography:

Oliver Wood

Screenwriter:

Angelo Pizzo

Producer:

Rob Fried, Cary Woods

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John

One of the best movies involving sports that I've seen. What's not to like about it?

John

One of the best movies involving sports that I've seen. What's not to like about it?