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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

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The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

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... Bob Ladouceur
... Terry Eidson
... Chris Ryan
... Mickey Ryan
... Bev Ladouceur
... Danny Ladouceur
... Beaser
... Tayshon Lanear
... Cam Colvin
... T.K. Kelly
... Rick Salinas
... Arturo
Chase Boltin ... Manny Gonzales
... Michael Ladouceur
Les Miles ... Oklahoma Scout #1
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Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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coach | high school football | See All (2) »

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It's not how hard you fall. It's how you get back up.

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Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic material, a scene of violence, and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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22 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Un equipo legendario  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,381,509, 22 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,127,963, 31 October 2014
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In the 2004-2005 season, DeLaSalle didn't win a game until their 4th game. Their first win was against Archbishop Mitty of San Jose, CA. They did not play Long Beach Poly that season as depicted in the movie. See more »

Goofs

The film shows Bellevue High's quarterback completing several passes in the win over De La Salle. In the real game Bellevue did not attempt a single pass the entire game. See more »

Quotes

Buster Matthews: Do you know why they call me Buster?
Beaser: 'Cause you're stupid enough to let them?
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Passion of the Christ (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Top of the World (Original Album Mix)
Written by Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald
Performed by Slightly Stoopid
Courtesy of Stoopid Records
By arrangement with Urband & Lazar Music Publishing, Inc.
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When the Games Stands Tall was another good true-life football drama
25 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Before I review the movie proper, let me just mention how pleasantly surprised my movie theatre-working friend was in seeing LSU football coach Les Miles as an audience member in the beginning of the movie with lines, to boot! I wasn't as surprised since I knew about it having read about his appearance in last Friday's review-by John Wirt-in the Red section of our town paper, The Advocate. All right, we both loved the various plays as depicted on screen of the games and were touched by many of the dramatic scenes of many of the teammates outside of the game. Oh, and the filmmakers did a good job of disguising New Orleans as a California town, too. I really don't have anything else to say except I recommend When the Game Stands Tall.


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