Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.

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Ty Roberts

Writers:

Jim Dent (novel), Lane Garrison | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Luke Wilson ... Rusty Russell
Robert Duvall ... Mason Hawk
Vinessa Shaw ... Juanita Russell
Martin Sheen ... Doc Hall
Wayne Knight ... Frank Wynn
Treat Williams ... Amon Carter
Carlson Young ... Annie
Jacob Lofland ... Snoggs
Lane Garrison ... Luther
Kelly Frye ... Mary Jane
Lucy Faust ... Wanda
Scott Haze ... Rodney Kidd
Zach Rose ... Pinkney Russell
Natasha Bassett ... Opal
Jake Austin Walker ... Hardy Brown
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Haunted by his mysterious past, a devoted high school football coach leads a scrawny team of orphans to the state championship during the Great Depression and inspires a broken nation along the way.

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History | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for violence, language, some suggestive references, smoking and brief teen drinking
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Martin Sheen and Robert Duvall previously appeared together in Apocalypse Now. They have also both played Gen. Robert E. Lee, in Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, respectively. See more »

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During the UIL hearing scenes, the flag of Texas is hung upside down. The red portion of the flag should be at the bottom, not white. See more »

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Not perfect, but damn near!
13 June 2021 | by pbschaefferSee all my reviews

I love movies that are based on real events and I read the book that the film is based on.

It's too bad that there wasn't enough time to pack in more from the book. Still, a very moving and enjoyable film. Don't miss it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 Mighty Orphans See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Worth, Texas, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$251,569, 13 June 2021

Gross USA:

$1,255,729

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,255,729
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2.39 : 1
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