Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
In the movie, Rudy is portrayed as having largely gone into the steel industry after graduating high school. In reality, he served four years in the U.S. Navy as a yeoman on a communications ship, which is never mentioned. See more »
In the movie, Dan Ruettiger's big moment is a solo sack of the Georgia Tech quarterback on the final play after the crowd chants his name and the announcer talks about him. In actual TV footage of the game, you can see Ruettiger chase Tech quarterback Rudy Allen out of the pocket and into the arms of an Irish player play-by-play man Don Criqui identifies as "Jay Acterhoff." Criqui makes no mention of Ruettiger, who would probably get no more than a half-sack or tackle assist from a stat keeper. There is no special uproar from the crowd, except the typical cheer for the end of the home team's win. See more »
Taking your appeal to a higher authority?
I'm desperate. If I don't get in next semester, it's over. Notre Dame doesn't accept senior transfers.
Well, you've done a hell of a job kid, chasing down your dream.
Who cares what kind of job I did if it doesn't produce results? It doesn't mean anything.
I think you'll find that it will.
Maybe I haven't prayed enough.
I don't think that's the problem. Praying is something we do in our time, the answers come in God's time.
If I've done ...
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This is one of the few films in which the infamous "Alan Smithee" is given directorial credit for ONLY the commercial TV version. If viewed on VHS, DVD, pay cable etc... David Anspaugh is given his proper credit as director in the opening credits. However the editing for extra commercials on the free TV version is done so heavily -which alters the context- that Mr Smithee is the "director" when this film is shown there. See more »
National TV broadcasts omit the word "shit". See more »
Rudy is a story that pulls at every heart string and emotions you possibly could have. Why? Well it doesn't have to do with the actors, though they are all great. It doesn't have to do with the filming, it isn't what draws us in. It is one thing. The one major fact.
The True Story. To watch and see how Rudy overcomes every obstacle he faces. To see how Rudy truly triumphs, even if it isn't the best possible success for someone, for Rudy it is everything.
This movie is a story that teaches a lesson. It is about football, but it is about believing. Never giving up. Always giving it your all.
Rudy is a movie that gives us something to believe in. Believe.
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