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
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 »
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 »
Why don't you tackle him? This is a contact sport. You can hit someone; it's encouraged even!
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Movies this good don't come around often. Great acting, great message and something I can take my kids to. This is what Hollywood needs to produce more of! Jim Caviezel is great, but so is everyone else. The football scenes are very well done and the characters are very believable. None of them are perfect, but many of them are people we would do well to model our lives after. The others are people we can still learn from. There are definitely Christian themes, but it is not preachy and leaves the viewer with plenty to think about. If you are looking for gratuitous sex or violence, this isn't the movie for you. But if you want a movie about things that matter, this is the one!
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