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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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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

Sadarias Harrell was originally cast as a trainer for a team opposing the De La Salle Spartans. Producers agreed to re-cast him as a fan to address his athletic brand concerns. 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!
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Connections

Referenced in The Final Girls (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Top of the World (Original Album Mix)
Written by Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald
Performed by Slightly Stoopid
Courtesy of Stoopid Records
By arrangement with Urband & Lazar Music Publishing, Inc.
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One of the best
29 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at a screening and was going with the idea of yeah OK ill go see it... its free. Wow... I was pleasantly surprised with this un-promoted film. I feel this didn't get enough TV ad time as it should have as I fell that this is one of the best football films made. It will make any fan and any family member of a player appreciate the game that much more. It goes to show what the teens really go through to be the best in the game and how the loss effects the team and how they need to get over the loss and move on. With todays society and the "no one looses" "participation trophys" this film is a must. Show the character effects of how people need to LOOSE and over come it versus no everyone wins. Pretty close film to "undefeated" but better.


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