Rick Penning, the 17-year-old star player on his coach/father's rugby team, lands inside the Wasatch County Juvenile Detention Center following his second drunk driving conviction (and where his father leaves him to rot). Mistrust and dislike of the situation makes Rick anything but a model prisoner, but counselors at the center nonetheless hook him up with the Highland Rugby Team, a team renowned for its long string of successive state championships. Its coach, Larry Gelwix, has a surprisingly unexpected philosophy: train boys to be champions in life first, then on the field. Rick doesn't buy into this, which could earn him some time in State Prison if he doesn't turn his life and attitude around by the time he turns 18.
The Greatest Victories are Born in the Heart
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving teen drug and alcohol use, and for some disturbing images
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Did You Know?
"Bingham" is named after Mark Bingham, a player and founding member of the San Francisco fog. The Bingham Cup tournament is held every two years in his name after his death on 9/11. It is the largest Inclusive rugby tournament in the world See more
At the beginning of the movie, when Rick angrily charges at a sideline bench, there are people right next to it. When the camera switches to show Rick kicking down the bench, the people have disappeared. See more
I don't do ANYTHING to embarrass myself, my team and my family.
"It's not about Rugby, it's about young men. It's not about building a championship team, it's about building championship boys. Boys who will be forever strong." - Larry Gelwix See more
Written by Dony James West (ASCAP) & Jason L. Napier (ASCAP)
Performed by Sink To See
Courtesy of Pigfactory USA LLC See more
26 September 2008 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Untitled Ryan Little Project
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Gross USA: $719,556
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $719,556
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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