Rudy Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Rudy the Movie

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Likeable, true story about a little guy who triumphs over big odds. Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger (Astin) dreams of playing football for Notre Dame, no matter how farfetched the dream. He's a mediocre student, physically unsuitable for big time college ball, but sheer determination helps him attain his dream. Astin delivers an engaging performance and is backed up by a good supporting cast. Sentimental story stretches the truth with typical shameless Hollywood manipulation, but is still entertaining. From the director and writer of another David beats Goliath sports film, "Hoosiers."


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Football, True Stories, Campus Capers, Sports Dramas, Screen Teams: Favreau & Vaughn
Angelo Pizzo
Robert J. Steinmiller, Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton, Lili Taylor, Robert Prosky, Jason Miller, Ron Dean, Chelcie Ross, Jon Favreau, Greta Lind, Scott Benjaminson, Christopher Reed
Oliver Wood
David Anspaugh
Jerry Goldsmith
Robert N. Fried, Cary Woods, Lee R. Mayes, Tri-Star Pictures

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