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>
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, It's the size of the fight in the dog.
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According to Rudy, he has no brother named Frank in real-life. The character of Frank is all of the people who told Rudy he couldn't do it, rolled into one person. See more
When Rudy looks into the crowd while the stadium chants his name, the scene behind him on the field is in preparation for a kickoff, yet in the movie the halfback pass play is about to take place. See more
You got your head so far up your ass about that damn football team, you don't get the fact that you just got a year of top quality education! Waste? Quit wasting my time!
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
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Ring of Fire
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