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?
Many of the Priests and miscellaneous Notre Dame employees in the movie are actual Notre Dame employees. See more
During the Rudy's first play on the field - the kickoff to Georgia Tech - a hand-held 35mm production camera with follow-focus and matte box is visible. (There is an edit right after the kickoff and the camera can be seen in the lower left of the frame during the second shot). See more
We've had a hell of a goddamn run haven't we?
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
Ring of Fire
Written by Merle Kilgore
and June Carter Cash
Performed by Johnny Cash See more