This is a great film about going for your dreams and never giving up. His story provides a great lesson - the brick walls aren't there to keep you out, they're only there to keep out the people who don't want something badly enough. This movie shows that dreams really can come true. As a result, Rudy is an inspiration to anyone who thought they couldn't hang in there or don't think they have the potential to even try. As the game nears its end with Notre Dame winning 17—3, Devine sends all the seniors into the game but not Rudy, despite urging from Steele and other assistant coaches. Or just what is your favorite music score? For the next two years he is virtually a human tackle dummy, with little hope of ever being allowed to suit up for a game. Rudy learns how to overcome his disability and becomes a better student.
Do you ever doubt the outcome? More than the wildest science-fiction or fantasy story, Rudy will make you believe that anything is possible. I saw this movie for the first time when I was in middle school some years back. And through sheer, grinding determination, he succeeds. One of the most wonderful things a film can do is be so moving and triumphant that it makes you cry. Our son, now 11, has watched it many times for the football scenes as well as the sheer inspiration it invokes.
His teammates were so impressed with his attitude that they forced the coach Dan Devine, a real jerk in the movie to dress him for the final game. Especially seeing as I'm a girl and girls don't like football or sports movies. Rudy soon persuades Fortune to promise to come see his first game if Rudy is permitted to suit up for one game. This might be the late Jerry Goldsmith's best original score, in my opinion. Fortune sees Rudy at the stadium instead of at practice and chastises him for quitting the team. He plays Rudy with such dedication and determination that it is impossible not to be impressed by his perseverance, inspired by his courage, and touched by his passion for the game. It would fulfill his lifetime dream simply to wear the uniform and get on the field for one play during the regular season, and get his name in the tiniest print in the school archives.
The two-disc set includes the inspiring motion picture sound track, as well as original trailers and featurettes. For all of Rudy's rage and frustration and doubt, he has no sticky self-pity, and adds the necessary humorous touch as the friend who tutors Rudy in exchange for assistance with meeting girls. Plus there are some great appearances by some movie stars, before they made it big. Sean Astin made me believe in the character he played and I also enjoyed Charles S. The script was written by , who created 1986 , which was also directed by Anspaugh. However his grades are low in high school and he misses out ending up at his dad's steel mill. You aren't crying because Bambi mother's was killed or because Jack Dawson went down with the ship; instead you are identifying with the power of the human spirit.
A lot of filmmakers might've opted to focus on the actual Notre Dame experience, which I think would've made the film a lot less effective. Perhaps one day i can meet both actor and the inspiration of the movie and shake their hands and say thank you for the lesson. The movie extols the virtues of perseverance and hard work; Rudy overcomes seemingly impossible odds to achieve his goal. Working hard, eating, breathing and sleeping the game does not mean that you will wind up the star quarterback. I'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts and insight with you. Sean Astin's preformance is absolutly fantastic, and well played.
The notion is enormously appealing, however, because everyone can identify in one way or another. This scene is an important scene and allows the viewer to see the heart and soul of Rudy. Back then, you could still walk on and be considered. The scrawny little kid does his best on the high school team, with an unrealistic desire to one-day wear the uniform of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He doesn't know what to make of this squirt who is happy to play on a practice team and offer his body up week after week so that the big Irish linemen can batter and bruise him on their way to a Saturday victory. The story may be rather simple and the ending predictable, but what's wrong with a true-life based account that makes one feel good? This film is an incredible achievement.
The Chicago Sun-Times October 10, 1993. This is my all time favorite movie!! The real Rudy truly inspires the watcher with every scene, showing us that above all, persistence can make any one of us winners. The film begins with Rudy growing up in an Indiana steel mill town during the late 1960s, where his Irish Catholic family is large and close-knit but his life is uneventful. The acting was spot on and its impossible not to identify with Rudy. Synopsis: Rudy Ruettiger Sean Astin wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but has neither the money for tuition nor the grades to qualify for a scholarship. When Rudy sees that he is not on the dress list for the team's next-to-last home game, he becomes distraught and quits the team. I've got a passion for movies from all eras, especially the 70's and 80's.
He seeks to prove himself to others, to all those who doubted him and he thrives to achieve his goal for those few who believed in him. This movie is a top-five movie for me, and upon seeing the film I believe that most would acknowledge that this is a film to be reckoned with. Rudy isn't really even good enough to be the lowliest sub, but he has great heart something that is observed perhaps a little too often in the dialogue. Rudy is a movie about perseverance and grueling hard work. To start with, he can't get into Notre Dame.
Well it doesn't have to do with the actors, though they are all great. All this without ever diminishing the film's entertainment value. And veterans Beatty, Prosky and Dutton are also excellent in their roles. He overcame his learning problems that had held him back in High School and this was a monumental achievement in itself. Dan Devine refuses to honor the deal that Rudy had with the former coach to be allowed to suit up in one home game. Coach Devine keeps Rudy on the practice team but refuses to place him on the active playing game day roster. Both films show an attention to detail, and a preference for close observation of the characters rather than sweeping sports sentiment.