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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Also Known As:
The Blind Side
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Opening Weekend USA: $34,119,372,
22 November 2009
Gross USA: $255,959,475
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $309,208,309
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The first time a movie marketed with a sole actress's name above the title grossed over $200 million. See more
During Thanksgiving Dinner, the family is watching a football game with Ole Miss. There are very few college football games on Thanksgiving and Ole Miss did not play in one of them.
However, this game is the Egg Bowl, a match-up between in-state rivals Ole Miss and Mississippi State, which was historically always played on Thanksgiving Day from 1901 through 2003. Beginning in 2004, the game was moved to the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day. Leigh Anne Tuohy mentions in the movie that Michael was about to turn 18, which occurred in May 2004, so the game they were watching would have been on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 27 November 2003. 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
Going Up the Country
Written by Alan Wilson
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music See more