Rudy (1993)

Rudy is a very inspiring and realistic film. Sean Astin plays the inspiring role as Daniel E. "Rudy" Ruettinger, a true story about a boy who grew up in a small blue collar steelworkers family.

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114 minutes
Directed By
David Anspaugh
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Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Jon Favreau, Lili Taylor, Charles S. Dutton, Greta Lind, Scott Benjaminson, Christopher Reed, Mary Ann Thebus, Deborah Wittenberg, Christopher Erwin

His dream was to play football for the Notre Dame College. He loves Football but is too short and too small to ever become a star.

He graduated high school with not a great grade average and no money for college.

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Instead of following his dream he chooses to stay at home and work at the mill.

When his best friend is killed in an accident mining, Rudy makes up his mind to pursue something more in life.

Ignoring the nay sayers and working hard to get accepted at Norte Dame he is denied attendance because of his bad grade average.

Still finding a way to get into school, he decides to enroll in a junior college next door to Norte Dame.

Working harder on his grades he tries out for the Norte Dame team but is denied. He shows his devotion to the team by becoming a member of the practice team. His training is fierce driven by his passion.

He continues his school at the Junior college and later gets accepted to Norte Dame, being the smallest of the team.

This historical movie shows us Rudy Ruettinger pursuing his dream, overcoming his struggles and achieving discipline more than most athletes do today.

This movie is an inspiration to keep your goals in mind and inspire you to never give up or underestimate yourself.

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he chooses to think for himself. He works hard for his education when he has no money and he learns how to do good in school even when he isn't very smart.

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The Family values in this movie are poor because the father is such a "Nay Sayer" and his brother isn't the best role model. They have small thinking and don't value education or belief in a better way of living or thinking

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Rudy's goal was to play for the Notre Dame football team but through the process of achieving his goal he acquires a degree in college which non of his family had ever done or believed he could do and he broke away from that small town union like thinking.

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