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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.

Director:

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:

When people say dreams don't come true, tell them about Rudy See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first dress list is for the Notre Dame versus Air Force game, an away game played in Colorado Springs, not at home. This game was one of Joe Montana's first great comeback games, down 10-30 in the fourth quarter. Notre Dame won 31-30. All forty-nine players dressing for the game received a game ball. See more »

Goofs

During the Rudy's first play on the field - the kickoff to Georgia Tech - a hand-held 35mm production camera with follow-focus and matte box is visible. (There is an edit right after the kickoff and the camera can be seen in the lower left of the frame during the second shot). See more »

Quotes

Dan Devine: You already know this but this is the most important game of your lives, no excuses do the work. Our lady of victory
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Dan Devine: PRAY FOR US.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Severely cut TV version was disowned by director David Anspaugh. The credited director on this version is "Alan Smithee". See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 College-Themed Movies (2015) See more »

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Hike, Notre Dame!
Written by Vincent Fagan and Joseph J. Casasanta
Performed by The Notre Dame Glee Club (as University of Notre Dame Glee Club)
Courtesy of University of Notre Dame
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Rudy
15 June 2004 | by Cause9isFineSee all my reviews

If this movie doesn't get you motivated, then something is wrong with you. This movie proves that good things happen to people who work hard and don't except the circumstances they are dealt. I've seen this movie more than 30 times in my life, and i still cant get through the end of this movie without getting tears in my eyes. Another thing this movie teaches you is to listen to the people in your life who believe in you and want you to succeed, don't listen to the people who want you to fail and constantly remind you that your going to fail. "The best revenge is success." One of my favorite quotes comes from this movie as well, when the coach dan devine tells rudy and the rest of the team that "Nobody, and i mean nobody, comes into our house and pushes us around."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$881,191, 17 October 1993

Gross USA:

$22,881,563

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,881,563
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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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