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The Blind Side (2009)

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The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director:

John Lee Hancock

Writers:

John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Leigh Anne Tuohy
Tim McGraw ... Sean Tuohy
Quinton Aaron ... Michael Oher
Jae Head ... S.J. Tuohy
Lily Collins ... Collins Tuohy
Ray McKinnon ... Coach Cotton
Kim Dickens ... Mrs. Boswell
Adriane Lenox ... Denise Oher
Kathy Bates ... Miss Sue
Catherine Dyer ... Mrs. Smith
Andy Stahl ... Principal Sandstrom
Tom Nowicki ... Literature Teacher
Libby Whittemore Libby Whittemore ... Sarcastic Teacher
Brian Hollan Brian Hollan ... Jay Collis
Melody Weintraub ... History Teacher
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Storyline

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. Written by garykmcd

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Based on the extraordinary true story

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blind Side See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

S.J. Tuohy: Appears next to Sean Tuohy (Tim McGraw) during the first game. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is taken to Ole Miss on his first day they are all wearing jackets. This would have been in August. You would never need a jacket in Mississippi in August. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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.
[video rewinds]
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 ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Family, school and sports photographs of the real Michael Oher and of the real Tuohy family are shown during the initial credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Money Ain't a Thang
Written by Lil' Atlanta (as Lawrence Edwards) and Daniel Johnson
Performed by Lil' Atlanta
Courtesy of SMC Recordings
By Arrangement with Fine Gold Music
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Fantastic, heartwarming, fun and emotional.
21 November 2009 | by dbutrfliSee all my reviews

I just saw The Blind Side last night. As I have read even if you are not a football fan you'll like this movie. I am not a football fan (baseball is my sport) but I loved it!!! So many great performances by the actors. A charming story with laughs and tears. How nice to have a positive movie this time of the year especially. Everybody MUST see this movie. Quinton Aaron does a fantastic job of playing Michael Oher. In the early scenes he has no dialog, but expresses so much just with is eyes and facial expressions. Jae Head is charming as the young "brother" S.J. Camped up I am sure, but I go to the movies to entertained which the movie does in spades! Sandra Bullock as I have never seen her before, does a wonderful job, so different that the other roles she has had in the past. And Ray McKinnon as the coach has some expressions that John Lee Hancock should be awarded for his direction.


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