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My All American

MPA Rating: PG-Rating (MPA) for thematic elements, language and brief partial nudity.
Moral Rating: not reviewed
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Adults Teens Family
Genre: Sports Biography Drama
Length: 1 hr. 58 min.
Year of Release: 2015
USA Release: November 13, 2015 (wide—1,500+ theaters)
DVD: February 23, 2016
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Darrell Royal (Wikipedia)

“God gives talent, size, speed. But a guy can control how hard he tries.” —Darrell Royal

“I want to be remembered as a winning coach, but I also want to be remembered as an honest and ethical coach.” —Darrell Royal

Freddie Steinmark — “inspirational symbol of faith, courage, heart, and perseverance” (official site)

Book: Freddie Steinmark: Faith, Family, Football

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Featuring Aaron EckhartDarrell Royal
Finn Wittrock … Freddie Steinmark
Robin Tunney … Gloria Steinmark
Sarah Bolger … Linda Wheeler
Todd Allen … Father Bomar
Kristin McKenzie … Football Fan
Mackenzie Meehan … Nurse Fuller
Michael Reilly Burke … Fred Steinmark
Richard Kohnke … Tom Campbell
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Director Angelo Pizzo — “The Game of Their Lives”—Writer, Co-Producer (2005), “Rudy”—Writer, Second Unit Director, Co-Producer (1993), “Hoosiers”—Writer, Second Unit Director, Producer (1986)
Producer Anthem Productions
Paul Schiff Productions
Distributor Clarius Entertainment

“Hope never quits”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “From Angelo Pizzo, the writer of RUDY and HOOSIERS, comes MY ALL AMERICAN - the true story of one of legendary UT Austin football Coach Darrell Royal's (Aaron Eckhart) most beloved players, Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock), an underdog who led his team to a championship season and was an inspiration both on and off the field.

What Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) wants most in the world is to play football. Deemed too small by the usual athletic standards, his father trains him hard, and Freddie brings a fight to the game that ultimately gets him noticed — by none other than legendary University of Texas coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart). Awarded a scholarship and a chance to play for the Longhorns, Freddie sets off to Austin with his loving high school sweetheart Linda (Sarah Bolger), determined to make the team. Alongside his old teammate Bobby Mitchell (Rett Terrell) and new pal James Street (Juston Street), Freddie is put through the paces of a grueling practice schedule, but the boys' camaraderie off the field translates into solid playing on it, and they rise up the depth charts, giving the Longhorns a real chance to turn the team around. But just when they’re reveling in the success of the season, Freddie suffers an injury that leads to a shocking diagnosis and the biggest challenge he will ever face.”

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Positive—I think the movie was wonderful… Please make more films like this… our world today needs to know there are families that still go to church and pray and teach values to their children… Television today makes the average Joe think everyone lives together. And are immoral… My daughter was not immoral before getting married; her daughter wasn’t either… Her daughter Savannah was married last year 2014… My three granddaughters married into families that go to church and pray as a family… and all are from different religious background’s… Catholic, Baptist and Pentecostal… Thank you again.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent! / Moviemaking quality: 5
Joan Justice, age 70 (USA)

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