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The Blind Side (2009)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denise Oher
Mrs. Smith
Principal Sandstrom
Libby Whittemore ...
Sarcastic Teacher
Brian Hollan ...
Jay Collis


Based on the true story of Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael 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


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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 USA:

$34,119,372, 22 November 2009

Gross USA:

$255,959,475, 3 June 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$309,208,309, 3 June 2010
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


While Collins Tuohy is shown playing volleyball and as a cheerleader in high school, and a picture of the real-life Collins as an Ole Miss cheerleader is shown during the closing credits, Collins also was a state pole-vault champion. See more »


In the office of the recruiting service when they guy hands Tom Lemming the DVD of Michael, if you look at the magazine that the DVD case is sitting on you will see a picture of Bryce Brown in the Army All-American game. Bryce didn't sign with Tennessee until 2009 which is when he graduated and the film is supposed to be set in 2003-2004. 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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Crazy Credits

Family, school and sports photographs of the real Michael Oher and of the real Tuohy family are shown during the initial credits. See more »


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Written by Dave Brubeck
Performed by Dave Brubeck Quartet (as The Dave Brubeck Quartet)
Courtesy of Derry Music Company
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Very well done!
20 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I don't usually feel the need to leave comments, but this movie was just to well done not to. I went in expecting more football, more hits & highlights & as a huge football fan that was one of the main draws of the movie. The football actually takes a back seat to a wonderful story that is well executed by everyone involved. I've always thought Sandra Bulluck has been over-rated, but she nails this role & deserves some recognition down the road. The movie is so fantastic that anyone and everyone can relate and feel connected to the characters. The ideal target audience for this movie is children and adults alike. This movie should be an Oscar contender but I know these types of movies rarely ever win. Definitely deserves my vote!

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