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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... See more »

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Jim White
Ramiro Rodriguez ...
Danny Diaz
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Thomas Valles
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Jose Cardenas
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David Diaz
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Johnny Sameniego
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Victor Puentes
Michael Aguero ...
Damacio Diaz
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Señora Diaz
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Señor Diaz
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Principal Camillo
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Sammy Rosaldo
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Cheryl White
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Julie White
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Jamie White
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Lupe
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Señora Valles
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Ernesto Valles (as Ben Bray)
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Maria Marisol
Adriana Diaz ...
Laura (as Adriana Diaz Chapa)
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Javi
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Coach Jenks (as Chris Ellis Jr.)
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Dale Padilla
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Coach Jameson
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Sonia Rosaldo
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Eddie
Ashley Bravo ...
Lola Valles
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Clovis Coach
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Race Official
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Park Aide
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Fitz Mitchell
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Brandon
Michael Tong ...
Hunter - Centennial Runner
Baxter Frick ...
Blowdry - Stevens Creek Runner.
Juana Flores ...
Señora Soto
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Centennial Coach
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Palo Alto Runner #1
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Palo Alto Runner #2
Tony Renaud ...
Starter (Race #1)
Brian Hayes Currie ...
Stevens Creek Coach
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Principal Camillo's Assistant
Isabelle Ortega ...
School Librarian
Jorge Padilla ...
Young Cholo
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Player #1
Isaiah Gonzales ...
Player #2
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Flirting Girl #1
Rosa Ochoa ...
Flirting Girl #2
Rebecca Silva ...
Grandmother Valles
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Centennial Assistant Coach
Sean O'Connell ...
Morro Bay Coach
Jeffrey Sheller ...
Palo Alto Assistant Coach
Mariachi Sol de Mexico ...
Mariachi Band
Alfredo Lopez ...
Mariachi Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Diaz ...
Low Rider Driver
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Palo Alto Supporter (uncredited)
Cody Ballentine ...
Cenntenial Runner (uncredited)
Bryan ten Bosch ...
Salesian High School Runner (uncredited)
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Football Player #23 (uncredited)
Benjy Brown III ...
Yreka Runner #3 (uncredited)
Shant Chahinian ...
Bakersfield Runner (uncredited)
Brandon Collins ...
Runner (uncredited)
Joshua Cooper ...
River City Runner (uncredited)
Bo Cushing ...
Football Player (uncredited)
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Robert Louis Stevenson Runner (uncredited)
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Teacher (uncredited)
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Football Player #5 (uncredited)
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Bear River Runner (uncredited)
Silvia Esparza-Safran ...
Teacher (uncredited)
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Football player #80 (uncredited)
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Low Rider Cover Girl (uncredited)
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Runner (uncredited)
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Village Christian Runner (uncredited)
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Football Player (uncredited)
Jennifer Key ...
Sonia's Friend (uncredited)
Derek LaRosa ...
Carmel Tight End (uncredited)
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Official (uncredited)
Ryan Lucker ...
Derek (uncredited)
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Parent (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Paul Mattson III ...
Moorpark Runner #2 (uncredited)
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Yreka Runner #6 (uncredited)
Linda Mendoza ...
Sonia's Friend (uncredited)
David Mori ...
Robert Louis Stevenson Runner (uncredited)
Nino Nava ...
High School student (uncredited)
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Low Rider Magazine Model (uncredited)
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Young Church Dad (uncredited)
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Linebacker #48 (uncredited)
Josh Olson ...
Palo Alto Runner #7 (uncredited)
David A. Paco ...
Robert Louis Runner #4 (uncredited)
Preston Parsons ...
Clovis Runner #4 (uncredited)
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Extra (uncredited)
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Teacher (uncredited)
Kevin Posey ...
Cross Country Fan (uncredited)
Michael Rey ...
Runner (uncredited)
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Village Christian Runner (uncredited)
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River City Supporter (uncredited)
Rob Roth ...
Salesian Team Runner (uncredited)
Carrie Salter ...
Cross Country Fan (uncredited)
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Sherman Indian Runner (uncredited)
Allen Singh ...
Low Rider Driver (uncredited)
William Austin Speis ...
Runner (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
Jeremie Watson ...
Football Player (uncredited)
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Yosemite Runner (uncredited)
Russell Weston ...
Carmel Quarterback (uncredited)
Dan Wilson ...
Moorpark Runner #1 (uncredited)
Joseph Wurtz ...
Salesian Runner (uncredited)
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Sonia's Friend (uncredited)
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Chola (uncredited)

Directed by

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Niki Caro

Written by

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Christopher Cleveland ... (screenplay) &
Bettina Gilois ... (screenplay) and
Grant Thompson ... (screenplay)
 
Christopher Cleveland ... (story) &
Bettina Gilois ... (story)

Produced by

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Mark Ciardi ... producer
Victor H. Constantino ... co-producer
Gordon Gray ... producer
Mario Iscovich ... executive producer
Mary Martin ... executive producer

Music by

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Antonio Pinto

Cinematography by

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Adam Arkapaw ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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David Coulson

Editorial Department

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James Andrykowski ... first assistant editor
Jason Esquivel ... dailies producer
Ben Estrada ... colorist: dailies
Maria Paula Galdo ... second assistant editor
Élodie Ichter ... associate colorist
Karen Maish ... dailies producer
Christopher McDonald ... dailies operator
Josh Miller ... marketing post supervisor
Marissa Spencer ... post-production assistant
Greg Hollander ... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Josh Land ... post-production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Sheila Jaffe

Production Design by

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Richard Hoover

Art Direction by

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Karen Steward ... supervising art director

Costume Design by

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Sophie De Rakoff

Makeup Department

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Bernadette Beauvais ... makeup artist
Anita Brabec ... makeup artist
Nani Casillas ... hair stylist (as Nani Velez)
Tyler Ely ... key hair stylist
RaMona Fleetwood ... department head hair
Jenni Brown Greenberg ... makeup artist
Amy Lederman ... makeup artist
Francisco X. Pérez ... makeup department head
Colette Slattery ... hairstylist
Natalie Thimm ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Daniel De La Rosa ... production technology executive (as Daniel de la Rosa)
Daniel Hassid ... executive in charge of production
Margaret Hilliard ... unit production manager
Todd Livdahl ... production technology executive
Leslie Rodier ... post production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ryan Craig ... second assistant director
Isaac Mejía ... additional second second assistant director
Alejandro Mora ... dga trainee
Liz Tan ... first assistant director
Stephanie Tull ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Claudia Bonfe ... Set Dressing Buyer
Gregory Byrne ... set dresser
Conrad Chitwood ... construction coordinator (as Harry Conrad Chitwood)
Thomas Conrad ... construction medic
James L. Eddy ... prop master: second unit
Richard Ewan ... painter
Douglas Fox ... property master
Jeff Hay ... set dresser
Amy Heinz-Barnett ... Set Designer (as Amy Heinz)
Kelly Hemenway ... assistant art director
Timothy Stuart Hildebrandt ... set dresser (as Tim Stuart)
Michael E. Johnson ... assistant property master
Kay Kropp ... lead painter
Richard Lambert ... leadman
G. Lynn Maughan ... propmaker foreman
Rick McLean ... paint forman
Kirsten Oglesby ... assistant art director
Sarah Regan ... standby painter
Eric Rosenberg ... graphic designer
Jennifer Stoefen ... art department coordinator
James Tsvetkofski ... set dresser
Maret Wicken ... set painter foreman

Sound Department

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Eric Bautista ... utility sound
Anna Behlmer ... Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jeremy Bowker ... sound effects editor
Eastynn Chadwick ... voices
Teresa Eckton ... sound effects editor
Sean England ... foley artist
Eric Flickinger ... Re-Recording Mix Technician
David Michael Green ... post production infrastructure
Pete Horner ... sound effects editor
Scott Jacobs ... boom operator
Ron Judkins ... production sound mixer
Doc Kane ... adr mixer: The Walt Disney Studios
Daniel Laurie ... adr editor / dialogue/adr editor
Scott Levine ... digital editorial support
Dmitri Makarov ... supervising assistant sound editor
Kyrsten Mate ... sound designer
Cheryl Nardi ... dialogue editor
Kimberly Patrick ... assistant sound editor
Terry Porter ... Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Renee Russo ... post sound accountant
Robert Shoup ... foley supervisor / sound effects editor
Corey Tyler ... foley mixer/recordist
Gwendolyn Yates Whittle ... supervising sound editor
Dean A. Zupancic ... Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Scott Levine ... digital editorial services (uncredited)
Edgar Meza ... engineering services (uncredited)
David Peifer ... digital editorial services (uncredited)
Ryan Young ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Clark James ... special effects technician
J.D. Schwalm ... special effects coordinator (as James D. Schwalm)

Visual Effects by

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Ryan Andersen ... visual effects editor: shade vfx
Charles Baden ... compositor
Karina Benesh ... visual effects coordinator: Shade VFX
Patrick Clancey ... digital opticals
Gus Duron ... digital opticals editor
Bryan Godwin ... visual effects supervisor: shade vfx
Jamie Hallett ... visual effects supervisor: capital T
Lindsay Hallett ... visual effects executive producer: capital T
Travis Wade Ivy ... digital compositor: Shade VFX
Harimander Singh Khalsa ... compositing supervisor: shade vfx
Thomas Kuo ... digital intermediate dailies scanner
Pat McClung ... visual effects supervisor
Austen Mouzes ... production assistant
Neiko Nagy ... associate comp lead
Molly Pabian ... digital effects producer: Shade VFX
John Riddle ... technical director: shade vfx
Eric Schoellnast ... visual effects artist
Josh Shuman ... digital compositor
Brian Smallwood ... digital compositor: shade vfx
Nic Spier ... visual effects artist: shade vfx
David Van Dyke ... visual effects executive producer: shade vfx

Stunts

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Danny Cabrera ... stunt performer
Steve M. Davison ... stunt coordinator
Matt Leonard ... stunt coordinator
Anthony Martins ... stunts
Collin McShane ... stunts
Ryan Staats ... stunt double: Hector Duran
Michael Runyard ... Stunt Driver Dbl (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Adam Austin ... libra head operator
Todd Avery ... second assistant camera
Kevin Barrera ... rigging electric gang boss
Fernando Barrios ... grip rigger
John Bonnin ... libra head operator
Sarah Brandes ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Sidney Brisco ... lighting technician
Edward J. Cox ... rigging gaffer
Charles Crivier ... key grip: second unit
Christopher Crivier ... grip
Jason Blaise Cunningham ... best boy rigging grip
Joseph Dianda ... key grip
David Eubank ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Matt Floyd ... cable camera designer / key rigging grip
Jerry Gregoricka ... rigging electrician
Peter Gulla ... camera operator / director of photography: splinter unit
Dan Jones ... electrician
Yuka Kadono ... film loader
Lorna Leslie ... additional second assistant camera / loader: second unit
Tyson Lindo ... camera production assistant
John Mang ... dolly grip
Paul Marbury ... first assistant camera: 2nd Unit
Wayne Marshall ... best boy electric
Matthew Thomas Moles ... grip
Dana Morris ... camera operator
Ron Phillips ... still photographer
Jose Santiago ... dolly grip: "b" camera
Christopher A. Schenck ... camera operator: "b" camera
Michael J. Schwartz ... rigging electric
Bryce Shields ... digital video assist
Bela Trutz ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Tony Varuola ... chief lighting technician / gaffer
Dustin VonLossberg ... grip (as Dustin Vonlossberg)
Harry Zimmerman ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Terry Stacey ... additional director of photography (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Holly Dorff ... adr voice casting
Lacey Gordon ... casting assistant
Yolanda Guillen ... additional casting
Laura Drake Mancini ... extras casting assistant
Vanessa Rodriguez Spencer ... casting associate (as Vanessa Rodriguez)
Ann Trimble ... casting assistant
Dixie Webster ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Sara Adrian Samish ... costume assistant
Leoisick Castro ... set costumer
Imogene Chayes ... costume illustrator
Angelina Coscuna ... costume assistant
Laura Frecon ... assistant costume designer
Whitney Galitz ... costume shopper
Eddie Gomez ... set costumer
Amber Jordyn ... set costumer
David Matwijkow ... cutter fitter
Jason M. Moore ... set costumer
David Swope ... costume supervisor
Jennifer Wolf ... key costumer

Location Management

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Caleb Duffy ... location manager
Taylor Erickson ... assistant location manager
John Jamieson ... location coordinator
Lee David Lee ... key assistant location manager
Brigette Pope ... key assistant location manager
Narges Takesh ... key assistant location manager

Music Department

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Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli ... music preparation
Eduardo Aram ... composer: additional music (as Dudu Aram)
Kevin Connolly ... musician
Ed Côrtes ... orchestrator
Gabriel Dib ... composer: additional music
Kaylin Frank ... music executive
Jeff Gartenbaum ... assistant recording engineer / assistant score mixing engineer / pro tools operator
John Kurlander ... music recording engineer / score mixer
Mitchell Leib ... executive in charge of music
David Low ... orchestra contractor
Aaron Meyer ... music preparation
Matt Mugford ... music coordinator: studio
Mark Unthank ... songwriter
Don Welty ... music business and legal affairs
Booker White ... head of music preparation
Robin Whittaker ... music editor
Naveed Dezfoli ... music preparation (uncredited)
Frank Macchia ... music preparation (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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David Becerra ... transportation co-captain
Scott Duncan ... driver
Robert K. Johnson ... picture car coordinator
Neil Marshall ... transportation captain
Margo Hunt McKay ... driver (as Margo Hunt)
Domingo Nazara ... driver
Charlie Ping ... driver
Frank Porras ... driver
Justin Sanders ... driver
Kenny Searle ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Rachel Aberly ... unit publicist
Jason Alvidrez ... staff production coordinator
H. Leah Amir ... key craft service
Debra Leilani Bakeman ... set medic
Lisa A. Blair ... crafts service (as Lisa Blair)
Josh Cartee ... set medic
Shant Chahinian ... film extra
Thomas Conrad ... set medic
Bryan Coy ... standin
Carol DePasquale ... script supervisor: Second Unit
Miguel Diaz ... film extra
Lindsey Ellis ... payroll assistant
Mark Robert Ellis ... sports coordinator
Erin Engman ... assistant production coordinator
D.R. Farquharson ... project manager (Deluxe Digital Cinema)
Charly Flanigan ... additional craft service
Robert Fletcher ... it support
Antonio Gomez ... production assistant (2014)
Cheri Hall ... first assistant accountant
Samantha Hatch ... additional production assistant
Angela Heald ... production coordinator
Dr. Diane Howard ... journalist: publicist (as Diane Howard)
Eric Johnson ... production secretary
Tilu Khalayi ... assistant accountant
Michael Barbanell Landres ... production legal services
Derek LaRosa ... film extra
Jesse Lorenzo ... running double: Thomas
Ryan Lucker ... film extra
Chris Lum ... key medic
Susan Malerstein-Watkins ... script supervisor (as Susan Malerstein)
Ross Maloney ... production assistant
Caitlyn Marsh ... second assistant accountant
Arin Mathern ... production assistant
Jonas C. Matz ... Safety
Donnie McCormick ... production coordinator: titles
Aimee McDaniel ... assistant cross country coordinator
David Midgen ... titles producer
Josh Olson ... film extra
David A. Paco ... film extra
Preston Parsons ... film extra
Ewa Pazera ... set production assistant
Gustavo Peña ... extras coordinator
Kevin Posey ... film extra
Tristan Ringenoldus ... set production assistant
Matt Rusk ... environmental steward
Joan Scheckel ... workshop development
Jessi Sheldon ... assistant cross country coordinator (as Jessi Moore)
Mike Sheldon ... assistant sports coordinator
Kaitlyn Taaffe ... assistant: Mr. Ciardi & Mr. Gray
Alia Tarraf ... staff coordinator
Allen E. Taylor ... production accountant
Allie Toman ... set production assistant
Aura Esther Trentin ... stand-in (as Aura Trentin)
Jeremie Watson ... film extra
Russell Weston ... film extra
Max Yaney ... office production assistant
Jorge Garcia Castro ... consultant (uncredited)
Juerg Grieder ... media systems engineer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Champions can come from anywhere See more »
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Also Known As
  • McFarland (Ireland, English title)
  • McFarland (Canada, English title)
  • McFarland (United Kingdom)
  • City of McFarland (Germany)
  • McFarland (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 129 min
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Box Office

Budget $17,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $11,020,798, 22 Feb 2015

Did You Know?

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Trivia McFarland is located in north Kern County, seven miles south of Delano, California where two Olympic medalists world record holders attended high school. See more »
Goofs The film shows White being forced to relocate to McFarland after he is fired from a football coaching job. In fact, the White family moved to McFarland in 1964, 16 years before White started the cross country team. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Kevin Costner/Portia de Rossi/David Frei (2015). See more »
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Quotes Maria Marisol: [reading Jose Cardenas's paper] We fly like blackbirds through the orange groves, floating on a warm wind. When we run, we own the earth. The land is ours. We speak the birds' language. Not immigrant no more. No stupid Mexicans. When we run, our spirits fly. We speak to the gods. When we run, we are the gods.
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