RudyDirector: David Anspaugh
- Editorial Reviews
- Product Details
- Special Features
- Related Subjects
- Cast & Crew
- Scene Index
Based on a true story, this inspiring drama has been given a solid presentation for this special edition DVD. Rudy is shown in a letterboxed transfer at its original widescreen aspect ratio and the audio (in English) has been remixed for playback in Dolby Digital 5.1. A number of bonus features have been added for this release, including a featurette on the real-life Rudy Ruettiger, a behind-the-scenes look at the film's production, a profile of leading man Sean Astin, the original theatrical trailer, and a gallery of production photos. In addition, this package comes with a bonus audio CD featuring Jerry Goldsmith's original musical score.
- Release Date:
- Original Release:
- Sony Pictures
- Region Code:
- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Sean Astin||Rudy Ruettiger|
|Ned Beatty||Daniel Ruettiger|
|Charles S. Dutton||Fortune|
|John Miller||Ara Parseghian|
|Robert Prosky||Father Cavanaugh|
|Ron Dean||Coach Yonto|
|Chelcie Ross||Dan Devine|
|Ron de Roxtra||Pressman|
|Terri Zarodnick||Mrs. Connally|
|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|
|Chris Olson||Dan Dorman|
|Diana James||Pick-up Girl|
|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|
|Martin Price||Art Director,Set Decoration/Design|
|Michael Waxman||Asst. Director|
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]
English 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
Isolated Music Score: On
Isolated Music Score: Off
Rudy: The Real Story
David Anspaugh (Director)
First Down With Sean Astin
Side #2 -- CD: Rudy the Soundtrack
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews
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.
This is a movie about believing in yourself and pursing your dreams even if people doubt you along the way
RUDY!!!!!!!!! That is a really good movie I cried when Rudy tackled the Georgia Tech QB
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
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.
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.
This movie sent chills down my spine when Rudy was carried off the field.
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.
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!!
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.