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?
The real Rudy can be seen playing a fan in the stands at the end of the movie. See more
Rudy continually says that by not getting into Notre Dame sooner, he is losing eligibility. In reality as long as you do not play NCAA football at another college (which Rudy does not appear to do at Holy Cross), no matter when he got into Notre Dame he would always have four years of eligibility unless he officially graduates. See more
Players and Fans
Ru-dy! Ru-dy! Ru-dy!
Referenced in Whitney Cummings: Money Shot
Ring of Fire
Written by Merle Kilgore
and June Carter Cash
Performed by Johnny Cash See more