Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team.
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Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won't quit.
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In real-life Dan Devine was very supportive of Rudy and elected to put him in the game on his own. Because Devine considered Rudy a friend, he volunteered to play a villain in order to get the film greenlit. See more
There's a tight shot on the ball before the snap of the last offensive play of the season. The shot tilts up showing the center and part of his number. The "6" is reversed, revealing this to be a flopped shot. See more
My son's going to Notre Dame!
This is one of the few films in which the infamous "Alan Smithee" is given directorial credit for ONLY the commercial TV version. If viewed on VHS, DVD, pay cable etc... David Anspaugh is given his proper credit as director in the opening credits. However the editing for extra commercials on the free TV version is done so heavily -which alters the context- that Mr Smithee is the "director" when this film is shown there. See more
Severely cut TV version was disowned by director David Anspaugh
. The credited director on this version is "Alan Smithee". See more
Referenced in Chef
Written by James A. Leyden See more