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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

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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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Michael Ladouceur
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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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It's not how hard you fall. It's how you get back up.

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Drama | Family | Sport

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

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22 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Un equipo legendario  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

In the 2004-2005 season, DeLaSalle didn't win a game until their 4th game. Their first win was against Archbishop Mitty of San Jose, CA. They did not play Long Beach Poly that season as depicted in the movie. 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 »

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Terry Eidson: Why don't you tackle him? This is a contact sport. You can hit someone; it's encouraged even!
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) See more »

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Fight of the Century
Written by Francesca Richard, Kevin McPherson and Carmen Carter
Performed by Francci
Courtesy of Sierra Music & Promotions Inc. and The Writer House, LLC
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A steadily growing dislike for the team and coach
7 September 2014 | by (Seoul. South Korea) – See all my reviews

As I watched this movie, I developed and steadily growing dislike for both the coach and the team. There is a scene late in the movie with a kid who had spent three years on the bench and had never played in a single game. Earlier scenes showed that the team won every game in previous seasons by six or more touchdowns, and that star players played both offense and defense. What kind of crappy coach and crappy team never puts the second string in, even when they are leading by 40 points? The muddled point of the movie seemed to be that winning wasn't the most important part of playing the game. For me, this scene blew that ideal out of the water. For this team and this coach, the point wasn't just winning, but winning by huge margins, to the detriment of the players who weren't superstars.


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