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The Blind Side (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  20 November 2009 (USA)
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The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.



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Based on the true story of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael "Big Mike" Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed. When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael's skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft. Written by garykmcd

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Based on the extraordinary true story


Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un sueño posible  »

Box Office


$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,119,372 (USA) (20 November 2009)


$255,950,375 (USA) (14 May 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The real-life Michael Oher met his screen parents (Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw) and alter ego Quinton Aaron. See more »


When coach Phil Fulmer finishes making his presentation to S. J. and Michael, he stands up and says C.J, instead of S.J. See more »


[first lines]
Leigh Anne Touhy: There's a moment of orderly silence before a football play begins. Players are in position, linemen are frozen, and anything is possible. Then, like a traffic accident, stuff begins to randomly collide. From the snap of the ball to the snap of the first bones, closer to 4 seconds than 5.
[video rewinds]
Leigh Anne Touhy: One-mississippi - Joe Theismann, the Redskins quarterback takes the snap and hands-off to his running mate. Two-mississippi - it's a trick play, a flea-flicker. And the running back ...
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Referenced in Who Do You Think You Are?: Tim McGraw (2011) See more »


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Written by Jeremy Sweet, Amjad Albasel and Sean Vega
Performed by Riverside College Marching Band
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One of my top 5 movies of '09.
22 November 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie was amazing and it gives you so much. Sandra bullock's performance was great, I would actually go so far as saying it was her best ever. I really think she might get an Oscar for it this year. The real Leigh Anne was born just so that Sandra Bullock could play her in this movie. She was dead on throughout the whole movie. If you haven't seen it you have to. I usually get really bored watching true life stories but this one kept me interested thru out the whole movie. If there was such a thing as a perfect movie, this would be it. Great plot, Amazing actors, Talented directors, etc. Go and see it. And I really think both men and women will like this one. It has a very sensitive touch but still it has a lot of funny moments and it has football in it. 10 out of 10.

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