Rudy (DVD)

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    One of the most heartwarming tales ever committed to film, the true story of Daniel E. "Rudy" Ruettinger (Sean Astin) is an underdog drama that escapes--for the most part--the pitfalls of sentimentality. Set in 1960s Joliet, Illinois, Rudy lives in a staunchly blue-collar steelworkers' community. Despite his obsession with Notre Dame and college football, Rudy goes to work in the mill alongside his father and brothers directly after his high school graduation. It takes the accidental death of his best friend to inspire Rudy to pursue his dream of playing for Notre Dame. As everyone in his life is quick to point out, Rudy lacks the brains, brawn, and financial means to ever achieve his goal, but he sets out for South Bend just the same, enrolling in a junior college and trying out for the team as a walk-on. Eventually Rudy becomes a member of the practice team, where he displays such a strength of heart and fierceness of will that he touches and inspires all those around him, including the groundskeeper, Fortune (Charles Dutton), the tough-talking coach (Jason Miller), and even his nay saying father (Ned Beatty). Director David Anspaugh, who scored a previous hit with 1986's HOOSIERS, delivers an earnest sports film that concentrates on character and detail, with Sean Astin turning in a remarkably understated, subtle performance.

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      triumph over adversity for this young man

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      Bought this for my elderly, housebound, brother-in-law, whose DVR crashed. We all enjoy re-watching this one!

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      I forgot how much I like this movie. Great story, good acting, as always, Overstock delivered quickly and very affordably.

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      One of the best movies ever made! Look out it will make even the burliest guys eyes sweat!

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    • Rudy is a great movie. If you're looking for a motivational, sports-oriented, family movie...this is it. If you're Irish and love Notre Dame -- (how many of us miss Lou Holtz on the field) you'll also enjoy the movie. My favorite movie that Sean Astin has done! And my husband's favorite movie!

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