Top 5000
Up 44 this week

Rudy (1993)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  22 October 1993 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 39,642 users  
Reviews: 151 user | 30 critic

Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.



Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


TV Spotlight: The Top 10 Episodes of "The Walking Dead"

We've curated a list of the top 10 episodes of "The Walking Dead" according to the IMDb user ratings.

Read More

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 30 Jan 2012
a list of 25 titles
created 18 Feb 2013
a list of 23 titles
created 28 Mar 2014
a list of 40 titles
created 12 Sep 2014
a list of 25 titles
created 07 Oct 2014

Related Items

Search for "Rudy" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Rudy (1993)

Rudy (1993) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rudy.

User Polls

2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hoosiers (1986)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

Director: David Anspaugh
Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper
Miracle (2004)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.

Director: Gavin O'Connor
Stars: Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Nathan West
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Director: McG
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie
Invincible (2006)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.

Director: Ericson Core
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit.

Director: Boaz Yakin
Stars: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris
Glory Road (2006)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Director: James Gartner
Stars: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Austin Nichols
Action | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.

Director: Peter Berg
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jay Hernandez, Derek Luke
The Express (2008)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.

Director: Gary Fleder
Stars: Rob Brown, Dennis Quaid, Clancy Brown
Radio (2003)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of a high school coach and the developmentally challenged man whom he took under his wing.

Director: Michael Tollin
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger
The Natural (1984)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close
Coach Carter (2005)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

Director: Thomas Carter
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Rick Gonzalez, Robert Ri'chard
Major League (1989)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The new owner of the Cleveland Indians puts together a purposely horrible team so they'll lose and she can move the team. But when the plot is uncovered, they start winning just to spite her.

Director: David S. Ward
Stars: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen


Cast overview, first billed only:
Greta Lind ...
Scott Benjaminson ...
Mary Ann Thebus ...
Christopher Reed ...
Young Sherry
Christopher Erwin ...
7-Year-Old Mark
Kevin Duda ...
9-Year-Old Bernie
Robert Benirschke ...
11-Year-Old Mark
Luke Massery ...
13-Year-Old Rudy
13-Year-Old Pete


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won't quit. See more »


Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

22 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bourák  »

Box Office


$22,750,363 (USA)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| (8 channels)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Many of the Priests and miscellaneous Notre Dame employees in the movie are actual Notre Dame employees. See more »


The Penn State Blue band is playing the Penn State fight song before the Georgia Tech game. See more »


D-Bob: Who's the wild man now?
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »


Spoofed in My Name Is Earl: Get a Real Job (2007) See more »


Run Through the Jungle
Written by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Absolutely Fantastic!
27 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time when I was in middle school some years back. Back then they showed every student this movie in the seventh grade, but I really fell in love with it. I remember just being in awe and really getting into it.Especially seeing as I'm a girl and girls don't like football or sports movies. But its one really transcends genders. The music really plays a key part and can move you to tears. The acting was spot on and its impossible not to identify with Rudy.Its the type of movie that when someone says they don't really care for it, you're like"That's blasphemy!" How could you not like it? Plus there are some great appearances by some movie stars, before they made it big. Every time I watch this movie or hear the music, I'am inspired.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Name a better football movie jackwofalltrades
Dont get why so many hate this movie.... dabomb2045-1
'This is most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen.' acuman2010
No Joe Montana? kevhutch
Favourite Scene and Why? bmd1889
Rudy. dm_rick
Discuss Rudy (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: