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Rudy (1993)

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Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.

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David Anspaugh

Writer:

Angelo Pizzo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Astin ... Daniel E. 'Rudy' Ruettiger
Jon Favreau ... D-Bob
Ned Beatty ... Daniel Ruettiger
Greta Lind Greta Lind ... Mary
Scott Benjaminson Scott Benjaminson ... Frank Ruettiger
Mary Ann Thebus Mary Ann Thebus ... Betty
Charles S. Dutton ... Fortune
Lili Taylor ... Sherry
Christopher Reed Christopher Reed ... Pete
Deborah Wittenberg ... Young Sherry
Christopher Erwin Christopher Erwin ... 7-Year-Old Mark
Kevin Duda Kevin Duda ... 9-Year-Old Bernie
Robert Benirschke Robert Benirschke ... 11-Year-Old Mark
Luke Massery Luke Massery ... 13-Year-Old Rudy
Robert J. Steinmiller Jr. ... 13-Year-Old Pete
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Storyline

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. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Taglines:

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, It's the size of the fight in the dog. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bourák See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$22,750,363
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TriStar Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the middle of the film, during the scene in which Father Cavanaugh speaks to Rudy in the Basilica, Notre Dame President Emeritus Father Theodore Hesburgh and Edmund (Ned) Joyce, Hesburgh's Vice-President, makes a cameo appearance. They are seen at the beginning of the scene walking in the Basilica to the right side of Father Cavanaugh's character. Father Hesburgh was President when the real Rudy Ruettiger attended Notre Dame. The Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center, on the Notre Dame Campus, was named after Ned Joyce. See more »

Goofs

The real Rudy did not have an older brother. he was the eldest child in the family. See more »

Quotes

Rudy: You're the only one who ever took me seriously, Pete.
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Crazy Credits

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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Spoofed in The Comebacks (2007) See more »

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Believe
21 December 2004 | by andyr89See all my reviews

Rudy is a story that pulls at every heart string and emotions you possibly could have. Why? Well it doesn't have to do with the actors, though they are all great. It doesn't have to do with the filming, it isn't what draws us in. It is one thing. The one major fact.

The True Story. To watch and see how Rudy overcomes every obstacle he faces. To see how Rudy truly triumphs, even if it isn't the best possible success for someone, for Rudy it is everything.

This movie is a story that teaches a lesson. It is about football, but it is about believing. Never giving up. Always giving it your all.

Rudy is a movie that gives us something to believe in. Believe.


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