12 Mighty Orphans (2021)

"Based on the true story of the team that inspired a nation."
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PG-13 1 hr 58 minJun 18th, 2021Drama, History
12 MIGHTY ORPHANS tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes'”or even a football'”to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up a privileged position so he could teach and coach at an orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football.
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DirectorTy Roberts
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Movie Details

Theatrical Release:June 18th, 2021
On DVD & Blu-ray:August 31st, 2021 - Buy DVD
Original Language:English
Production Companies:Sony Pictures Classics, Santa Rita Film Co., Greenbelt Films
Movie Tags:orphan, 1930s