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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

De La Salle is a private high school, and tuition is $16,000 per year. Scholarships are available for students who cannot afford it. See more »

Goofs

The game broadcaster says the game vs Poly is the first nationally televised high school football game. That happened in 1989, Euclid vs St. Ignatius, according to Mark Podolski, The News-Herald. See more »

Quotes

Terry Eidson: Why don't you tackle him? This is a contact sport. You can hit someone; it's encouraged even!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Fight of the Century
Written by Francesca Richard, Kevin McPherson and Carmen Carter
Performed by Francci
Courtesy of Sierra Music & Promotions Inc. and The Writer House, LLC
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One of the best
29 July 2014 | by ahurrySee all my reviews

I saw this movie at a screening and was going with the idea of yeah OK ill go see it... its free. Wow... I was pleasantly surprised with this un-promoted film. I feel this didn't get enough TV ad time as it should have as I fell that this is one of the best football films made. It will make any fan and any family member of a player appreciate the game that much more. It goes to show what the teens really go through to be the best in the game and how the loss effects the team and how they need to get over the loss and move on. With todays society and the "no one looses" "participation trophys" this film is a must. Show the character effects of how people need to LOOSE and over come it versus no everyone wins. Pretty close film to "undefeated" but better.


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