Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
When people say dreams don't come true, tell them about Rudy
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According to Rudy, he has no brother named Frank in real life. The character of Frank is all the people who told Rudy he couldn't do it, rolled into one person. See more
The football scenes for Rudy's last Joliet Catholic practice are actually filmed in Doyle Stadium at the old St. Rita High School on 63rd and Claremont Ave, in Chicago, not at Joliet Memorial Stadium where they would have played/practiced. See more
You already know this but this is the most important game of your lives, no excuses do the work. Our lady of victory
PRAY FOR US.
This is one of the few films in which the infamous "Alan Smithee" is given directorial credit for ONLY the commercial TV version. If viewed on VHS, DVD, pay cable etc... David Anspaugh is given his proper credit as director in the opening credits. However the editing for extra commercials on the free TV version is done so heavily -which alters the context- that Mr Smithee is the "director" when this film is shown there. See more
Referenced in Modern Family: Double Click
Hike Notre Dame!
Written by Vincent Fagan and Joseph J. Casasanta
Performed by University of Notre Dame Glee Club See more