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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


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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:

$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?


Just before Leigh Anne Tuohy enters the gymnasium before the volleyball game, she mentions Patrick Ramsey. In real life, Leigh Ann was an interior decorator for Patrick Ramsey, then a NFL quarterback for the Washington Redskins. See more »


In the Thanksgiving scene Michael goes into the dining room. LeAnne looks in at him at the table, There is no tablecloth on the table. Next she turns off the TVs the rest of the family are watching and sets the table with the food. Now there is a table cloth on the table. 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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Written by Jeremy Sweet, Amjad Albasel and Sean Vega
Performed by Riverside College Marching Band
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/MasterSource
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Very well done!
20 November 2009 | by (United States) – 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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