Reviewed by: Brett Willis
importance of our “heart” attitude
determination / persistance / tenacity / perseverence / steadfastness / pursuing a goal relentlessly
resolve to have the same determination in your zealousness for the Lord Jesus
Sean Astin … Daniel E. “Rudy” Ruettiger
Jon Favreau … D-Bob
Ned Beatty … Daniel Ruettiger
Charles S. Dutton … Fortune
Vince Vaughn (Vincent Vaughn) … Jamie O'Hara
Robert Prosky … Father Cavanaugh
Greta Lind … Mary
Scott Benjaminson … Frank Ruettiger
Mary Ann Thebus … Betty
Lili Taylor … Sherry
Christopher Reed … Pete
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|Distributor||TriStar Pictures, a division of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment|
“When people say dreams don’t come true, tell them about Rudy.”
“Rudy” is a worthwhile, fact-based story about a college-age student who refuses to give up his dream.
Although he and his family are die-hard Notre Dame fans, “Rudy” (Sean Astin) has always been told he’s not smart enough for college and certainly not big and strong enough for college football. As expected, he goes to work in the local steel mill, but then a mill accident involving his close friend spurs him to take another look at what’s most important to him in life. He decides to ignore the limits others have placed on him and to put everything he has into chasing his dream. It’s amazing how far that determination takes him.
The film has just enough profanity to make it a hard call for younger kids. There’s a death, and a scene of college kids drinking beer. The football practice scenes are realistically violent. No sexual content. One classroom scene contains an “interesting” view of the doctrine of Biblical Inspiration.
Some may feel that pouring your whole life into something like football is a waste. Probably true. But even if so, the general principle of pursuing a goal relentlessly can be taken and applied anywhere, in any life situation. If you choose to watch “Rudy”, you will be inspired by this touching true story.