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

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20 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,119,372 (USA) (22 November 2009)

Gross:

$255,959,475 (USA) (3 June 2010)
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Trivia

Michael Oher, & his team, the Carolina Panthers, played in Super Bowl 50 on 7 February 2016. They lost 24-10 to the Denver Broncos. See more »

Goofs

On the History test paper, the question, "Where did the Battle of Waterloo take place?" has been answered (d) Germany, which has been ticked. This is incorrect, and the correct answer should have been (c) South of Brussels in Belgium. See more »

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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.
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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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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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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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