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Rudy

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Director: David Anspaugh, Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton

Cast: David Anspaugh, Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton

     
 

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The inspirational follow-up to Hoosiers, Rudy arrives on DVD with a fine 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer. There are English soundtracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, as well as a Spanish Dolby Digital Stereo track. English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental features include three

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The inspirational follow-up to Hoosiers, Rudy arrives on DVD with a fine 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer. There are English soundtracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, as well as a Spanish Dolby Digital Stereo track. English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean, and Thai subtitles are accessible. Supplemental features include three exclusive featurettes, an isolated music score, bonus trailers, and talent files. Considering the real-life Rudy is now a motivational speaker, it is a bit surprising there is not more of him on this release; regardless, the DVD will please those who find strength in this heartwarming tale.

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A tale of the utmost dogged determination, Rudy has come to be considered one of the more resonant guilty pleasures in the pantheon of sports movies -- the kind that brings a tear to the eye of the gruffest of jocks. There's an almost nerdy earnestness about both the film and its main character, played with unblinking intensity by Sean Astin. A hero who wears his love of Notre Dame football proudly on his sleeve, with zero sense of irony, would be almost unthinkable in a 21st century sports movie -- it already seems quaint by 1994. But perhaps that's key to the film's charm. Rudy Ruettiger couldn't accomplish anything if he let people's perceptions of him dictate his choices in life. And since it's based on a true story, there's no cause to blame Rudy's roller coaster of travails and triumphs on screenwriting contrivances. Because the film has a reputation as kind of a B-sports classic -- in the same category as Major League -- it's probably not possible to go in without knowing it has a happy ending. Still, viewers will be pleasantly surprised if they think they know the shape of that ending -- it's much more life-sized than a writer of fiction would conjure. Hoosiers director David Anspaugh presides over the package without being flashy or syrupy, though the sentiment creeps through anyway. Angelo Pizzo is also back from Hoosiers with a sturdy script. Rudy is so much the focus of this script that the other characters tend to get short-changed, particularly Lili Taylor's Sherry. But Ned Beatty and Charles S. Dutton make the most of key supporting roles, and Astin carries the picture home.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2000
UPC:
0043396537279
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:54:00
Sales rank:
1,110

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video; Widescreen presentation; Audio: English 5.1 [Dolby Digital], English 2-channel [Dolby Surround], Spanish; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Three exclusive featurettes; Isolated music score; Bonus trailers; Talent files; Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sean Astin Rudy Ruettiger
Ned Beatty Daniel Ruettiger
Charles S. Dutton Fortune
Lili Taylor Sherry
John Miller Ara Parseghian
Robert Prosky Father Cavanaugh
Jon Favreau D-Bob
Scott Benjaminson Frank
Ron Dean Coach Yonto
Chelcie Ross Dan Devine
Ron de Roxtra Pressman
Johanna Ray Actor
Terri Zarodnick Mrs. Connally
Sharon Bialy Actor
Debi Manwiller Actor
Richard Pagano Actor
Chris Reed Pete
Mary Ann Thebus Betty
Robert J. Steinmiller Pete-Age 13
John Duda Frank--Age 15
Gerry Becker Father Ted
Bob Swan Father Zajak
John Beasley Coach Warren
Lorenzo Clemons High School Assistant Coach
Sean Grennan High School Assistant Coach
Kevin Thomas Player from Sidelines
Michael Sassone Guard
Chris Olson Dan Dorman
Diana James Pick-up Girl

Technical Credits
David Anspaugh Director
Jane Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert N. Fried Producer
Curt Frisk Musical Direction/Supervision
Joe di Gaetano Special Effects
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Billy Higgins Production Designer
Robb Wilson King Production Designer
Lee R. Mayes Executive Producer
Angela Nogaro Makeup
Angelo Pizzo Co-producer,Screenwriter
Martin Price Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
David Rosenbloom Editor
Michael Waxman Asst. Director
Oliver Wood Cinematographer
Cary Woods Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [9:13]
2. An A For Dreaming [1:07]
3. Not A Sight Seeing Tour [2:27]
4. 22nd BIRTHDAY PRESENT [3:00]
5. Angry At The World [2:00]
6. Emergency One [1:29]
7. Pete'S Funeral [2:36]
8. Chasing A Stupid Dream [4:09]
9. Father Cavanaugh [2:50]
10. Field Of Dreams [2:30]
11. Coach Parseghian [3:07]
12. Tutor For Hire [3:11]
13. Fortune Favors A Fool [4:12]
14. Stuff Of Legends [6:20]
15. Corby'S [7:38]
16. Home For The Holidays [6:01]
17. Two Hard Facts [1:50]
18. Approved [1:11]
19. "You Did It!" [1:32]
20. Football Tryouts [5:23]
21. On The Team [8:39]
22. One-Game Agreement [:44]
23. End Of An Era [2:32]
24. Two Quitters [5:35]
25. For Rudy [3:44]
26. Notre Dame Vs. Georgia Tech [8:11]
27. Rudy Chant [2:35]
28. Dream Comes True [3:16]

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Rudy 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just love this movie and how he 'rudy' never gave up on his dream to play and go to noter dame. The only one that was ever behined rudy was his friend pete then when his friend pete died in a acsident at work rudy then made the decision to go to norter dame. He had a rough time trying to get in to noter dame but finaly got in, and then he went out for the football team and made the team to and at he finaliy got to play and the crowd went nuts the new coach had to put him in because the team and the fans started to chaer his name and rudy only made one play but the fans went nuts and rudy was carried off the felied. you must see this movie. joanna
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most inspirational movies I have seen in a long time. If you or anyone in your life needs encouragement to follow dreams or goals, this movie is definitely worth two hours of your time. The acting and photography are great and really add to the story. Even if you are not a football fan (which I am not) you will still find something in this movie to take away with you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I THINK THE MOVIE RUDY HELPED ME FOLLOW MY DREAMS THAT OTHER PEOPLE SAID I WOULD NEVER DO IN MY LIFE TIME SO I THANK RUDY THE MOST CAUSE HE WAS LIKE A ROLE MODEL TO ME.THANK YOU RUDY.
Guest More than 1 year ago
RUDY!!!!!!!!! That is a really good movie I cried when Rudy tackled the Georgia Tech QB
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this movie, to make a long story short: Rudy was a kid whom always dreamed of going to Notre Dame and to play football there as well. Notre Dame is one of top university's in the country, Rudy was NOT bright but he also had dyslexia, he also had no money and no athletic ability. Yet he got into Notre Dame despite 3 years of trying, still got high grades with a severe learning disability which would normally push anybody aside, and he also played football for Notre Dame. During this Rudy faced little to no emotional support and was doubted and laughed at by many, yet he accomplished what many could never do even if they were smart and had no learning disability, this movie is about the human spirit to the fullest form. I persoanlly related to this movie more than anything else, it was an experience to watch someone struggle without any hesitation on why he should quit even though he had no reason to try. Watch this movie, based on a true story and a true hero.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When a movie almost makes you cry in front of your brothers you know its a great movie. The story of Rudy is that of a man hoping to show his friends, family and the world that anyone can do anything. This movie is one of the best I've ever seen because it draws real emotions from the characters and the viewers. At the end when Rudy's dad is shouting saying,'' Yes! Yes!'' and he loses all his words and says ''Oh Rudy'', that is the kicker. Sports movie, dramatic feature, or moving story: you decide.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first saw this movie when I was younger,I didn't consider it this "Amazing" movie,but when I was twelve,I rewatched it and at the end,I swear-I still cry!The movie "Rudy" inspired me so much to believe and find hope in achieving my dreams someday.
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i saw the movie rudy i started to think that when you try relly hard you could acomplish anything that you want and to not let anyone stop you from your dreams.I also think that rudy was the person who made me think that if u work relly hard at it u can acomplish anything.
Huntress11 More than 1 year ago
This is a movie about believing in yourself and pursing your dreams even if people doubt you along the way
Guest More than 1 year ago
Based on the true story, the film Rudy is one of the most inspirational movies ever created. It sends the powerful message that if you have a dream, you must follow it. Rudy goes through a tremendous ammount of set backs but simply never gives up on his dream to play college footbal at the University of Notre Dame. Rudy is very short person, not nearly physically capable of playing football for the University of Notre Dame. Or so they thought! The film 'Rudy' tought me that if you have heart and the will to oppose defeat, your dreams are always in your grasps. It was so movingto watch Rudy at footbally practice; getting crushed but always getting up for the next play. He would bleed, but Rudy would never break. Everyone, his family told Rudy he was crazy, his fellow teammates told him he was going to get killed on the field, but this did not break Rudy. Rudy had a dream and he was going to achieve it; his utter persistance touches me to this day. The message that the film Rudy sends should inspire everyone to achieve there dreams. What was torture to anyone else, was not at all to Rudy. The pain, agony and even torture on the football practice field was all worth it to achieve his dream. Rudy not only made the football team, but he also got to play on the field. Facing multiple hardships and setbacks, Rudy never feared failure. Well, failure was simply not an option to Rudy. This type of attitude should be grabbed by everyone. Rudy will never have any regrets in his life again. If you want to search for your true dream in life, then watch the film Rudy, and it will give you the inspiration to achieve.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to summarize the plot of 'Rudy' or review the cast of characters in this film. Others on this page have already provided this information and done quite well. By now, everyone knows about the story of Rudy and his dream of attending the University of Notre Dame and playing football for the 'Fightin Irish'. I don¿t think everyone needs to read the same information about this film over and over again in each new post. Although 'Rudy' is a good movie, it¿s not a great movie. First, to me, Rudy Ruettiger comes off kind of crude! First, he barges onto the Notre Dame campus in the middle of the night and 'demands' to be seen 'right now'. Second, he barges in to see coach Parsegian and just pushes his secretary aside (me..me¿me) to make his pitch. Third, he leaves his lifelong girl friend behind at home to pursue his own dreams of an education and then gets upset when she acts on her own dreams though it was a little low of her to go after Rudy's brother. However, although Rudy is a tad insensitive in terms of his social skills, he does have a good heart (why didn¿t they bring this out in the movie :) ). The story of Rudy is very special to me mainly because it closely resembles my own life experience and ultimate success in gaining admission to Notre Dame in 1989. No, I wasn¿t interested in playing football for the Irish like Rudy (I wish) since I was 39 at the time. Like Rudy, I had applied to Notre Dame (Graduate school) and was denied admission until my third or fourth attempt. In the movie when Rudy reads the letter that provides him with the good news about his admission, he was sitting on the same bench I used to sit on to rest while jogging around that lake. More important, the premise that makes Rudy an especially appealing movie to me is that besides being a story that I could personally relate to, the movie is based on the fact that without definite goals, persistence and the drive to be successful, life¿s events are likely to take you in a direction away from your dreams. The message in Rudy is valuable whether you plan to attend college or not. I felt that Rudy was much like Richard Gere in 'An Officer and a Gentleman' in that Richard Gere wanted to fly Jets for the Navy, lost a friend during training, and was constantly on the brink of 'washing out'. Also, like Richard Gere, Rudy 'had no where else to go' if he didn¿t make it into Notre Dame for his Junior year. Sometimes, you just have to go 'all in' with your chips and go for broke when pursuing your life¿s dreams. Also, the sound track really made this movie. Go Rudy!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Rudy' is the perfect sports movie.Sean Astin was born to play the role of Rudy.His character triumphs over all odds just to fulfill a childhood dream of playing football for Notre Dame.His family members don't believe in him but he gets support from mentors and friends he meets throughout his life.His character teaches us many things:work hard,believe in yourself,don't care what other people think,follow your dreams,and don't quit.The score and key moments are very uplifting.'Rudy' is a movie that proves the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All of us could learn a lesson or two from Rudy Ruettiger, a teenager who has hopes of playing football at the University of Notre Dame. He is not the smartest kid in his high school nor does he have the best athletic ability, but he does have the most heart, which he uses to achieve his dream of playing football at the University of Notre Dame. Even though his family, friends, and teachers do not believe in his capability to achieve his lifelong dream, he never loses hope. He is his strongest supporter andnever gives up on himself. Rudy shocks everyone by following his heart and achieving what he has always wanted. He works extremely and is admitted into Notre Dame. He eventually walks on to the football team, where he works and practices harder than anyone. By the end of the movie, he has won the respect and admiration of everyone and fufills his dream of playing in a Notre Dame football game with all of his family and friends there to cheer him on. He sets the example that one should not give up on his dream, but should proceed with hard work and determination.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie sent chills down my spine when Rudy was carried off the field.
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