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?
There is a sign above the stairs to the Notre Dame locker room that lists the national championships won through the years. A sign that omitted the 1977 and 1988 championship references was substituted for the movie. See more
Just saw this movie on TV and am wondering, in the ending sequences why would the entire crowd get so worked up about Rudy. Nobody besides his friends and family would have any idea who he is. Even if the team get a chant going, most of the crowd would have been looking at each other saying "who is Rudy?". See more
I rode the bench for two years. Thought I wasn't being played because of my color, I got filled up with a lotta attitude. So I quit. Still not a week goes by I don't regret it. And I guarantee a week won't go by in your life you won't regret walking out, letting them get the best of ya. You hear me clear enough?
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
Rakes of Mallow
Performed by University of Notre Dame Marching Band See more