• We Are Marshall (2006)

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We Are Marshall

Release Date: December 22nd, 2006

DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2007

PG |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

In 1970, Marshall University and the small town of Huntington, W.Va., reel when a plane crash claims the lives of 75 of the school's football players, staff members and boosters. New coach Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey) arrives on the scene in March 1971, determined to rebuild Marshall's Thundering Herd and heal a grieving community in the process.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Ian McShane, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara, David Strathairn, Arlen Escarpeta, January Jones

Director: McG

Genres: Docudrama, Drama

Production Co: Thunder Road Productions, Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures, Wonderland Sound and Vision

Distributors: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Engaging, Transformation, 1970s, Emotional, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Surprisingly restrained and undeniably entertaining. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    What should have been an inspirational story about fortitude and courage in the face of mind-numbing tragedy becomes a compendium of sports cliches. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer

    Filmmakers have presented an unvarnished drama about Marshall University and the people who love it, and the results are inspirational. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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