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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 »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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

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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

Jim Caviezel attended the 2012 California Open Division football championship when De La Salle played Centennial and filmed footage of Coach Bob Ladouceur to prepare for his role in the film. 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 Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

All About You
Written by Eric Goldman and Brice Fox
Performed by Brice Fox
Courtesy of Keep Smiling, LLC
Under license from Music Asset Management, Inc.
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wow!
23 August 2014 | by thirdgenerationSee all my reviews

Responding to the overtly religious criticism/ This movie was about a team that won 150 games in a row. It was based on real life coaching. (This was not a made up part of the story but intrinsic to the coach's point of view).

To leave family/faith values out of the movie would have been like telling the story of a journey without any information about how the characters were able to get from point A to point B when no one else in history had ever done so.

Nevertheless the movie wasn't just about the overall journey, but also included the individual stories of the coach and black and white students facing their own challenges.

The many football scenes through-out the movie were great fun to watch!


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