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McFarland, USA (2015)

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Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ramiro Rodriguez ...
Danny Diaz
Thomas Valles
Jose Cardenas
David Diaz
Johnny Sameniego
Victor Puentes
Michael Aguero ...
Damacio Diaz
Señora Diaz
Señor Diaz
Principal Camillo
Sammy Rosaldo
Cheryl White
Julie White
Jamie White


A struggling coach and teacher who has had to move around for different incidents in his career finally comes to one of the poorest cities in America: McFarland, California. There he discovers buried potential in several high school boys and slowly turns them into championship runners and brings them closer than even he could ever imagine.

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Champions can come from anywhere


Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 February 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

McFarland  »

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Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,020,798 (USA) (20 February 2015)


$44,469,602 (USA) (26 June 2015)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jim White retired in 2003 after 23 years of coaching. See more »


During the State Cross Country meet on December 12, 1987, the starter is using an Alpha brand starter's pistol with an orange handle. These starting pistols did not exist until 2005, 18 years after the 1987 date. See more »


Jim WhiteSecurity Guard: That will be $9.50 for parking.
Jim White: Listen, I've got 5 bucks and 7 boys who have never seen the ocean before.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 March 2015 (2015) See more »


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Another Very Good Disney Film.
16 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

iamlb68 is on the defense a little, there has always been a lot of back and forth opinions about immigrants from Mexico crossing the border illegally. They are doing the field work, for me it is neither negative or a positive part of what things are, it is what it is. The film brings out the complications of our lives, we all make choices and making the right ones will for the most part, bring good things into our lives and some not so good, this film is inspirational in doing what we can do in making life as good as possible-if we set our minds to it, this film is in the same realm as another very positive film, The Blind Side.

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