Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team.
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won't quit.
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Did You Know?
According to the real Rudy, the character of Fortune (Charles S. Dutton) was a combination of three different people that were helping him realize his dream of playing football for Notre Dame. See more
When Rudy's family is arriving for the game in which Rudy plays, Rudy's dad is the first one off the bus. On the side of the bus, near the door, is an Illinois Fuel Tax/Road Tax sticker used in 1992. It is light purple in color. See more
This entire year's been a waste! I've just blown another year of eligibility!
This is one of the few films in which the infamous "Alan Smithee" is given directorial credit for ONLY the commercial TV version. If viewed on VHS, DVD, pay cable etc... David Anspaugh is given his proper credit as director in the opening credits. However the editing for extra commercials on the free TV version is done so heavily -which alters the context- that Mr Smithee is the "director" when this film is shown there. See more
Severely cut TV version was disowned by director David Anspaugh
. The credited director on this version is "Alan Smithee". See more
Notre Dame Victory March
By John F. Shea
and Michael J. Shea
Performed by University of Notre Dame Marching Band See more