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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At the end of the GTech game, after the defense gets the ball back the final time, there are only 37 seconds left in the game. Yet, the Irish run a play in bounds without a time out before the final play (the halfback pass touchdown) and when Rudy finally gets in for the ensuing kickoff, there is no way any time would be left on the clock. It would have actually run out before the touchdown pass. See more
You're a Ruettiger! There's nothing in the world wrong with being a Ruettiger!
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 Newsroom: Amen
When the Irish Backs Go Marching By
Written by Eugene Burke and Joseph J. Casasanta See more