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>
When people say dreams don't come true, tell them about Rudy
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Did You Know?
The crowd scenes during Rudy's final game were filmed during halftime at a real game between Notre Dame and Boston College during 1992. You can tell by the colors that the Boston College fans wear. See more
Rudy's bus ride from Chicago to South Bend is depicted as an overnight trip. In reality, South Bend is only one and a half hours from Chicago. See more
Remember Elza? She's my girl now. We're engaged. Ain't that goddamn something?
Oh yeah, I ain't allowed to say "goddamn" no more.
When the Irish Backs Go Marching By
Written by Eugene Burke and Joseph J. Casasanta See more