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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  22 August 2014 (USA)
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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.

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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

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

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

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$30,127,963 (USA) (31 October 2014)
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Sadarias Harrell was originally cast as Trainer for a team opposing the De La Salle Spartans, but producers agreed to re-cast him as Fan in order to address his athletic brand concerns. See more »

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De La Salle's loss to Bellevue High took place in a night game at the NFL's Seahawks home stadium, then-named Qwest Field, not a high school stadium as depicted in the film. See more »

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When the Games Stands Tall was another good true-life football drama
25 August 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Before I review the movie proper, let me just mention how pleasantly surprised my movie theatre-working friend was in seeing LSU football coach Les Miles as an audience member in the beginning of the movie with lines, to boot! I wasn't as surprised since I knew about it having read about his appearance in last Friday's review-by John Wirt-in the Red section of our town paper, The Advocate. All right, we both loved the various plays as depicted on screen of the games and were touched by many of the dramatic scenes of many of the teammates outside of the game. Oh, and the filmmakers did a good job of disguising New Orleans as a California town, too. I really don't have anything else to say except I recommend When the Game Stands Tall.


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