Rudy
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Rudy

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Director: David Anspaugh

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 threeSee more details below

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Overview

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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All Movie Guide
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:
2,984

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

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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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