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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Did You Know?
According to the real Rudy, the character of Fortune was a combination of three different people that were helping him realize his dream of playing football for Notre Dame. See more
Rudy's 22nd birthday, August 23, 1970, was on a Sunday, not Friday. See more
I want Rudy to dress in my place Coach. He deserves it.
Don't be ridiculous, Georgia Tech is one of the top offense teams in the country.
[Steele continues to stand and stare at the Devine
You are an All-American and our Captain, act like it!
I believe I am.
[lays his jersy down on Devine's desk and walks out
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
Notre Dame Victory March
By John F. Shea
and Michael J. Shea
Performed by University of Notre Dame Marching Band See more