When The Game Stands Tall

6.61 h 55 min2014X-RayPG
Based on the true story of the De La Salle Spartans high school football team - their coach's insistence on molding character comes into play when the squad's record 151-game winning streak is jeopardized.
Thomas Carter
Jim CaviezelMichael ChiklisAlexander Ludwig
English [CC]
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Clancy BrownLaura DernMatthew DaddarioJoe MassingillJessie T. UsherRichard KohnkeStephan JamesChase BoltinGavin CasalegnoAdella GautierSer'darius BlainMatthew FriasTerence Rosemore
David Zelon
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Benji SReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2022
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The movie was pretty good, I really enjoyed it since I go to this school.
Kipper57Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2022
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Great movie
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Nice, family friendly entertainment, plus true story. Wish I’d bought it now, rather than rented
Rick TrejoReviewed in the United States on October 6, 2022
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Good queen film
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Good queen filmA true story
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 30, 2022
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I got this for my nephew for Christmas
Jim FiskReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2022
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Love these movies taken from true life
christina lewisReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2022
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Good movie
Linda LeeReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2022
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Great feel good movie
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It made you think how you appear to others. Very insightful.
4NbahuReviewed in the United States on January 13, 2015
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Inspirational w/o Being Preachy
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We chose this for family movie night. I was expecting a typical rising crescendo with a grand victory a la "Remember the Titains" or "Coach Carter", while their is the excitement of the games, that is just the icing, not the cake. The cake is about a coach living the things he teaches, that the effort is the thing, mistakes will be made, failures will come, but it is the effort we put in our work, family, lives that makes it all worth while.

The story starts as a 151 game winning streak comes to a close, How does a team, a coach, a school, bounce back when they lose their feeling of invincibility.

There is some religion in this, as the school is a Catholic All boys High School, and Bob Ladouceur (coach) is a man of faith. It his belief that football is a way to teach boys to be men. That they may not always have perfect games, but they should always give perfect effort.

As the coach tries to rebuild his teams spirits, they are faced with set backs. It is how they face these that make the story so inspirational.

As I do with all "inspired by" movies, I went on the net to see how close the movie was to the real life story. I was surprised to found that most of it is true. While a couple of the characters are actually compilations of several real people, and a few of the actions took place either before or after the 2004 season, most of the story is true to life.

To see a man live up to his teachings, to see young boys become honorable men because of his teaching/coaching; made of a nice movie night.

I recommend this movie.
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