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The story of Brandon Burlsworth, possibly the greatest walk-on in the history of college football.


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Credited cast:
The Farmer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Coach Aaron
Clint Stoerner
Eric Arnold ...
Razorbacks fan
Anthony Lucas
David Bazzel ...
TV Sports Anchor
Trishauna Clarke ...
Grant Cook ...
Grant Garrett
Brian Davis ...
Razorback Fan
Rebecca Davis ...
Razorback Fan


Brandon Burlsworth is perhaps the greatest walk-on in the history of college football. Brandon had always dreamed of playing for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but was considered too short and too fat to play Division I. Undeterred, Brandon took a big risk and walked on in 1994. Written off by fellow teammates and coaches, Brandon displayed dogged determination in the face of staggering odds. An extremely devoted Christian, Brandon never cursed or drank. He was genuinely humble and low-key. He worked harder than anybody, on and off the field, becoming the first Razorback to earn a Bachelor's and Master's degree while still playing. The overly-fat kid who was once an embarrassment to his teammates and an annoyance to his coaches, ended up becoming the most respected player in the history of the program, changing the lives of all he touched. Eleven days after being drafted into the NFL, Brandon was tragically killed in a car accident, crushing all who knew him. Brandon was "too good to be ...

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some language and smoking


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Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Greater: The Brandon Burlsworth Story  »

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Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$627,674 (USA) (26 August 2016)


$1,987,603 (USA) (25 November 2016)

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Played high school football in Harrison Arkansas. See more »


When Brandon is shown playing in a junior high game, there is a quick shot just before he catches the opposing quarterback where the number on his jersey is reversed, revealing that this shot was moving in the wrong direction compared to the rest of the edits, so they flipped the image. See more »


Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 August 2016 (2016) See more »


The Way You Were
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Do you need a story to give you hope for us all?
27 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Greater is the story of which we all wish we could a part. "Rudy" is often compared, but Brandon's story is much more. While Arkansas has nothing of the following to Notre Dame and the budget of the movie is meager, this movie will have you "all-in" form the beginning. While there are glorious, big scenes of SEC stadiums full of people, we also see the meager, Ozark small town existence of Brandon's upbringing. Neal McDonough and Leslie Easterbrook bring great performances. The "farmer" role and story line are too much contrived. I didn't care for the flashback style of storytelling . . . but then again, if you're watching this film, you understand what the spoiler will be. "GREATER" is story of a person who will inspire us all and a film that shows how the greatest examples don't need the biggest Hollywood budgets to make you laugh, cheer and cry. RIP #77

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