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>
Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won't quit.
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Did You Know?
In the scenes from the game that Rudy actually plays in, the jerseys of the players have names of actors and crew. See more
Modern sodium-vapor streetlights and floodlights in the opening scene. See more
This entire year's been a waste! I've just blown another year of eligibility!
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 The Making of 'The Break-Up'
Ring of Fire
Written by Merle Kilgore
and June Carter Cash
Performed by Johnny Cash See more