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
Towards the end of the movie, when Rudy finally is allowed to play, there is a close-up of the offensive line. The number on the jersey is backwards (flipped shot). See more
Are you learning stenography or something? Everything he's mouthing is in the goddamn book.
I gotta make an 'A' in this class.
Just remember "Sitz im Leben" and it shouldn't be a problem.
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
Spoofed in The Comebacks
Ring of Fire
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