6.7/10
12,669
65 user 50 critic

When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

Trailer
2:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
3,556 ( 343)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Savannah (2013)
Drama | Family | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th ... See full summary »

Director: Annette Haywood-Carter
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander
Touchback (2011)
Drama | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man looks back 15 years to the injury that ended his career as a promising high-school football player.

Director: Don Handfield
Stars: Brian Presley, Kurt Russell, Melanie Lynskey
The Debut (2012)
Short | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Sofia Cross, a young debutante living an upper-class life in Manhattan, is harshly forced into the world of adulthood upon learning of a dark family secret.

Director: Tatianna Kantorowicz
Stars: Erinn Westbrook, Alexandra Foucard, Erik McKay
Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

From the outside, Alexa has the perfect life. Her son is the high school football star, her daughter a straight A student, and her husband the CFO of a booming start-up company. The sudden ... See full summary »

Director: John K.D. Graham
Stars: Lorena Segura York, Garrett Westton, Bill Engvall
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Director: Miguel Arteta
Stars: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.

Director: Charles Martin Smith
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble
23 Blast (2014)
Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.

Director: Dylan Baker
Stars: Mark Hapka, Bram Hoover, Stephen Lang
The Rookie (2002)
Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs.

Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Dennis Quaid, J.D. Evermore, Rachel Griffiths
Soul Surfer (2011)
Biography | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara
Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt
Max I (2015)
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Malinois dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan returns to the United States and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

Director: Boaz Yakin
Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Director: Andy Fickman
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb
The Game Plan (2007)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Director: Andy Fickman
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Pettis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Arturo
Chase Boltin ...
Manny Gonzales
...
Michael Ladouceur
Les Miles ...
Oklahoma Scout #1
Edit

Storyline

Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

coach | high school football | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, a scene of violence, and brief smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un equipo legendario  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,381,509 (USA) (22 August 2014)

Gross:

$30,127,963 (USA) (31 October 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jim Caviezel attended the 2012 California Open Division football championship when De La Salle played Centennial and filmed footage of Coach Bob Ladouceur to prepare for his role in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the movie it makes it seem like the second game of the 2004 season is played against Clayton valley, but that is incorrect. The second game of the 2004 season was a home game for De La Salle against Clovis West High School and De La Salle lost 30-12. They did play a team from Clayton valley that year, but that game ended in a 17-17 tie. See more »

Quotes

Terry Eidson: Why don't you tackle him? This is a contact sport. You can hit someone; it's encouraged even!
See more »


Soundtracks

Love Me All by Myself
Written by Al Anderson and Pat McLaughlin
Performed by Pat McLaughlin
Courtesy of Big Yellow Dog Music, LLC and Courtesy of Creamstyle Records
Under license from Corn Country Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
wow!
23 August 2014 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Responding to the overtly religious criticism/ This movie was about a team that won 150 games in a row. It was based on real life coaching. (This was not a made up part of the story but intrinsic to the coach's point of view).

To leave family/faith values out of the movie would have been like telling the story of a journey without any information about how the characters were able to get from point A to point B when no one else in history had ever done so.

Nevertheless the movie wasn't just about the overall journey, but also included the individual stories of the coach and black and white students facing their own challenges.

The many football scenes through-out the movie were great fun to watch!


30 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
In an enlightened world.. sdh197785
Casting observations rusltc3
For those who have seen it ...quick question... daddy8ball
Early review larrywarrick
Maurice Jones-Drew cameo ethandahlke
The Rumors EMass27
Discuss When the Game Stands Tall (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?