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>
Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won't quit.
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Did You Know?
Dan Devine was upset about the scene in which several players laid down their jerseys on his desk as a form of protest for not letting Rudy suit up for the upcoming Georgia Tech game. According to Devine, that incident never took place and if it had, the players involved would have been booted off the team. See more
Rudy continually says that by not getting into Notre Dame sooner, he is losing eligibility. In reality as long as you do not play NCAA football at another college (which Rudy does not appear to do at Holy Cross), no matter when he got into Notre Dame he would always have four years of eligibility unless he officially graduates. See more
What's your problem, O'Hare, what's your problem?
Last practice of the season and this asshole thinks it's the Super Bowl!
You just summed up your entire sorry career here in one sentence! If you had a tenth of the heart of Ruettiger, you'd have made All-American by now! As it is, you just went from third team to the prep team! Get out of here!
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
Hike Notre Dame!
Written by Vincent Fagan and Joseph J. Casasanta
Performed by University of Notre Dame Glee Club See more