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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

PG | | Drama, Sport | 22 August 2014 (USA)
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The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, 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.

Director:

Thomas Carter

Writers:

Scott Marshall Smith (screenplay), Scott Marshall Smith (story) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Caviezel ... Bob Ladouceur
Michael Chiklis ... Terry Eidson
Alexander Ludwig ... Chris Ryan
Clancy Brown ... Mickey Ryan
Laura Dern ... Bev Ladouceur
Matthew Daddario ... Danny Ladouceur
Joe Massingill ... Beaser
Jessie T. Usher ... Tayshon Lanear
Ser'Darius Blain ... Cam Colvin
Stephan James ... T.K. Kelly
Richard Kohnke ... Rick Salinas
Matthew Frias ... Arturo
Chase Boltin Chase Boltin ... Manny Gonzales
Gavin Casalegno ... Michael Ladouceur
Les Miles Les Miles ... Oklahoma Scout #1
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

coach | high school football | See All (2) »

Taglines:

It's not how hard you fall. It's how you get back up.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, a scene of violence, and brief smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When the Game Stands Tall See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,381,509, 24 August 2014

Gross USA:

$30,127,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,138,754
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sadarias Harrell was originally cast as a trainer for a team opposing the De La Salle Spartans. Producers agreed to re-cast him as a fan to address his athletic brand concerns. See more »

Goofs

De La Salle's loss to Bellevue High took place in a night game at the NFL's Seahawks home stadium, then-named Qwest Field, not a high school stadium as depicted in the film. See more »

Quotes

Buster Matthews: Do you know why they call me Buster?
Beaser: 'Cause you're stupid enough to let them?
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Passion of the Christ (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Do It Betta
Written by Steven Ira Scipio II and Eric Goldman
Performed by Skip the Great
Courtesy of Keep Smiling, LLC
Under license from Music Asset Management, Inc.
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Religious Inspirational done Correctly
31 July 2017 | by kz917-1See all my reviews

Following the true live events of the De La Salle High School Spartans and their epic coach Bob Ladouceur who at one time had a 151 game winning streak. What happens when the champions become the underdogs? A senseless murder occurs of a promising young player... Will the coach, players, alumni recover and soldier on? This film talks about brotherhood and family in ways that all athletes could stand to be reminded of. Fantastic movie.


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