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When the Game Stands Tall

PG| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
In 2003, high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel) and his De La Salle Spartans have just completed an incredible 151 consecutive victories and 12-straight state championships. While the team's seniors receive offers from colleges all over the country, the advancing juniors look forward to making their mark. However, beloved "Coach Lad" has a brush with calamity, while the Spartans face their most-challenging, most-unpredictable season yet.

Cast: Jim Caviezel , Michael Chiklis , Alexander Ludwig , Clancy Brown , Laura Dern , Matthew Daddario , Joe Massingill , Jessie T. Usher

Director: Thomas Carter

Genres: Docudrama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

Release Date: August 22nd, 2014|1 hr. 55 min.

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fan reviews ( 13 )
  • More in the tone of the big screen "Friday Night Lights" than "Rudy" or "The Blind Side," it succeeds as mainstream entertainment without relying on a conventional storybook framework. show more

  • The script depends entirely too much on a succession of reporters, announcers, and spectators to provide context and detail in clunky, implausible dialogue. show more

  • “Hoosiers” this ain’t. The redemptive final game has some nice plays and bone-crunching sound effects, but no grit. Ultimately, it’s a ho-hum, bromide-filled production undeserving of a victory dance. show more

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  • September 14, 2014 Bobbi
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    This is one of the best family movies that has been out for a long time! Cant wait to purchase it.

  • September 12, 2014 Chicago White So
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    Fabulous take on a true story. Every coach should insist that his team see this movie. Great for gals (a bit of a tear-jerker). Great for guys (lots of football action). A must-see for families with kids from 12 up.

  • September 11, 2014 makamae
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    I loved this movie. It was full of real life inspiration!!! Life's ups and down's. I felt right there in the game, right there in his marriage and the scene with the boy and his father- epic. This movie is not only inspiring it is based on boys and men who gave their time and talent to help each other, stand by each other, play a game and share each others life's. This movie was worth seeing and buying the DVD to watch over and over again. The actors did a great job!! To all the people this movie is based on- Thank you for showing your community that indeed we are stronger as a team. God Bless each and every one of you!!5 stars!!

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Neal Brennan Discusses Cup Size in His 'When the Game Stands Tall' Trailer Review (VIDEO)

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It's the weekend, and you're looking forward to going to the movies, but you don't know which one you're going to see. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval ...

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