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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.

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Greta Lind ...
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Mary Ann Thebus ...
Betty
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Sherry
Christopher Reed ...
Pete
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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
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13-Year-Old Pete
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Storyline

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>

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It's not the size of the dog in the fight, It's the size of the fight in the dog. See more »

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Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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13 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$22,750,363 (USA)
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Trivia

John Whitmer (the athletic trainer) was one of the actual Notre Dame Football Athletic Trainers. Likewise, the scene with him is shot in the actual Training Room in the Joyce Center at Notre Dame. See more »

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When Rudy is talking to several of the players in the parking lot, you can see the Rolfs Aquatic Center behind him, which was not built until 1985. See more »

Quotes

Rudy: This entire year's been a waste! I've just blown another year of eligibility!
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A terrific inspiring movie
28 December 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is a movie for everyone who ever felt like the little person, overlooked by those who were bigger or more popular. "Rudy" had kind of a lame title for a sports movie, and i remember the first time I saw a preview of it, I was totally moved and involved by the scenes and then guffawed aloud at the end when the announcer intoned, "RUDY." That set the rest of the theater laughing too, so imagine my surprise when i saw it a couple months later and it was a 10 out of 10 in my book. I'm not even a sports fan but this movie got me. It shows the power of faith to get by with any frustration in life, the performances are great and it's a shame that Sean Astin had to wait eight years to get another great break with "Lord of the Rings." His is a worldclass performance in this film, see it as it is one of the most inspiring films you'll ever see.


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