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McFarland, USA (2015)

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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.

Director:

Niki Caro

Writers:

Christopher Cleveland (screenplay), Bettina Gilois (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Jim White
Ramiro Rodriguez Ramiro Rodriguez ... Danny Diaz
Carlos Pratts ... Thomas Valles
Johnny Ortiz ... Jose Cardenas
Rafael Martinez ... David Diaz
Hector Duran ... Johnny Sameniego
Sergio Avelar ... Victor Puentes
Michael Aguero Michael Aguero ... Damacio Diaz
Diana Maria Riva ... Señora Diaz
Omar Leyva ... Señor Diaz
Valente Rodriguez ... Principal Camillo
Danny Mora ... Sammy Rosaldo
Maria Bello ... Cheryl White
Morgan Saylor ... Julie White
Elsie Fisher ... Jamie White
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Storyline

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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Champions can come from anywhere

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Spanish]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

McFarland See more »

Filming Locations:

Kern County, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,020,798, 22 February 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,469,602, 28 June 2015
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Principal photography took place in Camarillo, California and many of McFarland's residents were extras in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Carlos is at the top of the pile of almond hulls, he said that someone picked them. Almonds are not picked. A machine shakes the tree and the almonds fall into the machine or are swept up later. See more »

Quotes

Jim White: So, do you guys get paid by the hour?
David Diaz: No, the field.
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Me and Baby Brother
Written by Thomas Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold R. Brown (as Harold Brown), Morris D. Dickerson (as Morris Dickerson), Lonnie Jordan (as LeRoy Jordan), Charles W. Miller, Lee Oskar, Howard E. Scott
Performed by War
Courtesy of Far Out Productions, Inc.
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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Best in a long time
20 March 2015 | by iamlb68See all my reviews

OK, so I'm old, white and a native Texan. That doesn't mean I'm a bigot, racist, or stupid. I rarely go to movies anymore because I'm not interested in space creatures, zombies, excessive violence etc. I will pay to see good movies about interesting people and real life events, with good acting.

McFarland definitely met my requirements and is the best movie I've seen in a very long time!

When I hear my neighbors complain about Mexican immigrants and why they should be deported etc. I tell them to "Pick your own damn lettuce then - or pay $6.00 for it!" Most of us have no clue what their lives are like and certainly aren't tough enough to handle it.

I don't remember ever seeing a Keven Costner film I thought was awful. I heard so many negative comments about Waterworld that I didn't watch it for years. Finally gave in to test it, and actually thought it was rather good.

My son and his family also saw McFarland and they thought it was excellent as well. I'm very glad my teen grandchildren got to see it and hope other teens do as well.


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