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>
When people say dreams don't come true, tell them about Rudy
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In real-life Dan Devine was very supportive of Rudy and elected to put him in the game on his own. Because Devine considered Rudy a friend, he volunteered to play a villain in order to get the film greenlit. See more
When the team captain walks into the head coach's office, there is a pen holder with two pens on the edge of the desk. Since laying the jerseys on top of the pen holder would have caused them to tent (instead of lay flat), it is conveniently missing before the jerseys are laid on his desk. See more
No one, and I mean no one, comes into our house and pushes us around.
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
Written by James A. Leyden See more