RUDY (Theatrical Release USA 1993)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Rudy—based on an inspiring true story of Daniel E. ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger’s ambitions to play for the Notre Dame football team—plays on a long, rather drug out storyline. Though there are good elements within the story itself, it does not move itself along as do sports movies like Saturday Night Lights or Gridiron Gang or even, Draft Day. This film has great casting choices like: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Charles S. Dutton, Ned Beatty, the late Robert Prosky, and John Beasley with Beasley, despite his small part, being the strongest and most involved in his character. Beasley becomes so engrossed in his character to the point that one does not know if he is a coach or an actor. That kind of acting makes movies work.

Storyline

A small-framed young man works to overcome obstacles to playing college football.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director David Anspaugh for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Lee R. Mayes for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Daniel Ruettiger (Sean Astin), D-Bob (Jon Favreau), Daniel Ruettiger (Ned Beatty), Mary (Greta Lind), Frank Ruettiger (Scott Benjaminson), Betty (Mary Ann Thebus), Fortune (Charles S. Dutton), Sherry (Lili Taylor), Pete (Christopher Reed), Young Sherry (Deborah Wittenberg), 7-year old Mark (Christopher Erwin), 9-year old Bernie (Kevin Duda), 11-year old Mark (Robert Benirschke), 13-year old Rudy (Luke MAssery), and 13-year old Pete (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.).


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Yes. A one time, interesting and inspiring watch.

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