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>
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, It's the size of the fight in the dog.
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Did You Know?
John Whitmer (the athletic trainer) was one of the actual Notre Dame Football Athletic Trainers. Likewise, the scene with him is shot in the actual Training Room in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame. See more
When Rudy's parent enter Notre Dame stadium, a band is on the field playing a Penn State fight song. See more
Players and Fans
Ru-dy! Ru-dy! Ru-dy!
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
Rakes of Mallow
Performed by University of Notre Dame Marching Band See more