Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.
A struggling coach and teacher who has had to move around for different incidents in his career finally comes to one of the poorest cities in America: McFarland, California. There he discovers buried potential in several high school boys and slowly turns them into championship runners and brings them closer than even he could ever imagine.
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McFarland, USA (2014) is an amazing movie based on a true story that took place within McFarland. This film reminded me of films like "Radio", and others within this type of genre. The film starts off like all within in film style as it calmly introduces the cast and the story line, which paced nicely. The cast that was selected for McFarland, USA couldn't have been any better, it was perfect. For a drama film in which typically is not my favorite genre, this one kept me awaiting for more.
This film brings forth a story about family, hope, strength, and it holds it all together well within it's presentation, very enjoyable to say the least. McFarland, USA is a film in which I'd love to have in my personal DVD Collection as well as this is a film I'd watch many times over, this is a properly put together film. Loved it!
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