• When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

When the Game Stands Tall

Release Date: August 22nd, 2014

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 2014

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 Usher

Director: Thomas Carter

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Mandalay Sports Media

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Transformation, Inspiring, School, Friendship, Office, Cool, Family, House, Growing up, Death, Emotional, Quest, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s too blandly acted and directed to make much of an impact. show more

  • 38
    David HiltbrandPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 30
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    "When the Game” is like a bad seven-layer salad: it's tempting in theory, but it's really just a jumble of random ingredients that wind up supremely unappetizing in the aggregate. show more

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