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.
At the NFL Draft, General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
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.
The misspelling of "Cougers" on the hats was explained. Coach White notices it and one of the runners (Thomas) says not to point it out because "the parents have fundraised, along with the athletes, and are so proud of the new uniforms." See more »
In the Palo Alto Invitational, in a rear view, the race official is shown holding a starter's pistol behind his back. Because it is missing the cylinder, the starter's pistol could not fire or even hold blanks. See more »
David, I'd like you to ask your father something for me.
You know what, just tell him... just tell him it was an honor to be invited into his home.
Dad, he said it was an honor to be invited into your home.
Tell him I say thanks.
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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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