Based on the true story of Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed. When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael's skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft.
Based on the extraordinary true story
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references
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20 November 2009 (USA)
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Un sueño posible
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Opening Weekend USA: $34,119,372,
22 November 2009
Gross USA: $255,959,475, 3 June 2010
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $309,208,309, 3 June 2010
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
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In the Thanksgiving scene Michael goes into the dining room. LeAnne looks in at him at the table, There is no tablecloth on the table. Next she turns off the TVs the rest of the family are watching and sets the table with the food. Now there is a table cloth on the table. See more
Leigh Anne Touhy
There's a moment of orderly silence before a football play begins. Players are in position, linemen are frozen, and anything is possible. Then, like a traffic accident, stuff begins to randomly collide. From the snap of the ball to the snap of the first bones, closer to 4 seconds than 5.
Leigh Anne Touhy
One-mississippi - Joe Theismann, the Redskins quarterback takes the snap and hands-off to his running mate. Two-mississippi - it's a trick play, a flea-flicker. And the running back ...
Family, school and sports photographs of the real Michael Oher and of the real Tuohy family are shown during the initial credits. See more
Trouble With Me
Written by Shelly Peiken
, John Shanks
and Lucy Woodward
Performed by Lucy Woodward
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
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