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?
Names shown on the dress list are real players names from the 1974 team. The list includes some typographical errors. See more
When Ara tells Rudy he can't dress because the NCAA places limits on the number that can dress at home. This is incorrect. You could dress unlimited players at home. You were limited to 65 on the road. See more
If you are a part of that team, then my opinion of Notre Dame football just hit the shits!
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 Bad Johnson
Rakes of Mallow
Performed by University of Notre Dame Marching Band See more