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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.

Director:

Thomas Carter

Writers:

Scott Marshall Smith (screenplay), Scott Marshall Smith (story) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... Bob Ladouceur
Michael Chiklis ... Terry Eidson
Alexander Ludwig ... Chris Ryan
Clancy Brown ... Mickey Ryan
Laura Dern ... Bev Ladouceur
Matthew Daddario ... Danny Ladouceur
Joe Massingill ... Beaser
Jessie T. Usher ... Tayshon Lanear
Ser'Darius Blain ... Cam Colvin
Stephan James ... T.K. Kelly
Richard Kohnke ... Rick Salinas
Matthew Frias ... Arturo
Chase Boltin Chase Boltin ... Manny Gonzales
Gavin Casalegno ... Michael Ladouceur
Les Miles Les Miles ... Oklahoma Scout #1
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un equipo legendario See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 2nd loss De La Salle suffered in 2003 was to Clovis West high school out of Clovis, CA. 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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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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Inspirational and Touching
15 August 2014 | by nwold20See all my reviews

This movie, based on real life events, does a wonderful job of portraying the power and beauty of the human spirit. The movie allows you escape all of the negative aspects of professional sports and big-time collegiate athletics and reminds us of the truly positive effects of sport when taught in the proper perspective.

The movie also demonstrates the ever ending struggle between good and evil forces in our world and teaches us to fight through life even during some of its most challenging moments. A beautiful demonstration of American spirit and reinforces the strength of our nation and its values. This movie is about life and is much greater than just a high school football team.


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