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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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  • 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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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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