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.
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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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In the movie, Rudy is portrayed as having largely gone into the steel industry after graduating high school. In reality, he served four years in the U.S. Navy as a yeoman on a communications ship, which is never mentioned. See more
When Rudy is confronted in the school's parking lot by a much larger football player, as the scene ends and the players start to enter their car, the boom pole is clearly seen reflected in the car's windows. See more
[Upon entering Notre Dame Stadium
This is the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen!
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
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