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Encyclopedia > Rudy (film)
Rudy

Rudy movie poster.
Directed by David Anspaugh
Produced by Cary Woods
Written by Angelo Pizzo
Starring Sean Astin
Jon Favreau
Ned Beatty
Greta Lind
Scott Benjaminson
Mary Ann Thebus
Charles S. Dutton
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography Oliver Wood
Editing by David Rosenbloom
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date(s) October 13, 1993
Running time 116 minutes
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
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Rudy is a 1993 film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles. It was the first movie the Notre Dame administration allowed shot on campus since Knute Rockne, All American in 1940. In 2005 "Rudy" was named one of the best 25 sports movies of the previous 25 years in two polls by ESPN (#24 by a panel of sports experts, and #4 by espn.com users) [1] Image File history File links Rudy2. ... David Anspaugh (born on 24 September 1946 in Decatur, Indiana, USA) is an American director. ... Sean Astin (born Sean Patrick Duke[1] on February 25, 1971 in Santa Monica, California) is a film actor, director, and Oscar-nominated producer best known for his film roles as Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, the title character of Rudy, Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy... Jonathan K. Favreau (born on October 19, 1966) is an American actor and director. ... Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Academy Award-nominated American character actor. ... Charles Dutton (born January 30, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American actor/director. ... Jerrald King Jerry Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was an American film score composer from Los Angeles, California. ... Oliver Wood is a fictional character in the Harry Potter books who is played by Sean Biggerstaff in the film adaptions. ... The TriStar Pictures logo from 1993 to the present TriStar redirects here. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... David Anspaugh (born on 24 September 1946 in Decatur, Indiana, USA) is an American director. ... Daniel Eugene Rudy Ruettiger (b. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... Knute Rockne, All American is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of Knute Rockne, perhaps the most famous of all of the football coaches at Notre Dame, one of the most successful football programs in history. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

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Main cast

Sean Astin (born Sean Patrick Duke[1] on February 25, 1971 in Santa Monica, California) is a film actor, director, and Oscar-nominated producer best known for his film roles as Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, the title character of Rudy, Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy... Daniel Eugene Rudy Ruettiger (b. ... Jonathan K. Favreau (born on October 19, 1966) is an American actor and director. ... Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Academy Award-nominated American character actor. ... Charles Dutton (born January 30, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American actor/director. ... Jason Miller, (April 22, 1939 – May 13, 2001) born John Anthony Miller in Queens, New York, USA to a Catholic family, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright and actor. ... Ara Raoul Parseghian (born May 21, 1923 in Akron, Ohio) is a former collegiate football coach who served as head coach for three teams, most notably the University of Notre Dame team from 1964-1974. ... Lili Anne Taylor (born February 20, 1967) is an American theater, film and television actress. ... Robert Prosky (born Robert Porzuczek on December 13, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American character actor who has appeared in such films as Christine, The Natural, Broadcast News, Green Card, Hoffa, Rudy and Dead Man Walking. ... The Rev. ... Vincent Anthony Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor. ... Chelcie Ross (born on 26 October 1942 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA) is an American character actor. ... Dan Devine (December 22, 1924 - May 9, 2002) was a football coach who served as head coach at three colleges and also served for four years as head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1971 to 1974. ... Steve Hely is a writer and story editor for American Dad!, and a 2002 graduate of Harvard University. ...

Plot

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger grew up dreaming of playing football at the University of Notre Dame. While achieving some success with his local high school football team, Ruettiger lacked the grades and money to attend Notre Dame, and talent and physical size (Ruettiger was only 5' 6" and 165 pounds) to play football for the Fighting Irish. Instead, he takes a job at the local steel mill where his father (a huge Notre Dame football fan) works and prepares to settle down. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... Steel Mill was one of Bruce Springsteens early bands and performed regularly on the Jersey Shore, in Virginia, and also in California from 1969 till January 1971. ...


When his best friend Pete is killed in an explosion at the mill, Rudy decides to follow his dream of attending Notre Dame and playing college football for the Fighting Irish, and leaves for Notre Dame, against his father's warning that “Ruettigers don't belong at Notre Dame.” Ruettiger fails to get admitted to Notre Dame, and instead goes to a small junior college, Holy Cross College hoping to qualify for a transfer to the university. This article covers college football played in the United States. ... Holy Cross College is a small co-educational Roman Catholic institution of higher education, located in Notre Dame, Indiana, U.S.. The school was founded by and is administered by members of the Congregation of Holy Cross, after which it is named. ...


During his final semester of eligibility transfer, he is granted admission to Notre Dame. After walking onto football practice tryouts, Ruettiger convinces coach Ara Parseghian to give him a spot on the football practice team, where Rudy exhibits more drive and desire than some of his big-name varsity teammates. Ara Raoul Parseghian (born May 21, 1923 in Akron, Ohio) is a former collegiate football coach who served as head coach for three teams, most notably the University of Notre Dame team from 1964-1974. ...


Upon Dan Devine's installation as head coach, Ruettiger fears he will lose the chance to dress for a home game, an arrangement he had with Parseghian. Late in the season of 1975, his teammates, lead by team captain and All-American Roland Steele, rise to his defense, demanding to Devine that Rudy be allowed to suit up in their place (by throwing down their jerseys, one at a time, on top of Devine's desk) for the final game of the season. Dan Devine (December 22, 1924 - May 9, 2002) was a football coach who served as head coach at three colleges and also served for four years as head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1971 to 1974. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the penultimate play of that game, Coach Devine is persuaded to insert Rudy (after all the players and later the fans chanted “Rudy… Rudy… Rudy…”) who sacks the opposing quarterback to end the game on the subsequent play. Rudy is carried off the field by his teammates, the last Notre Dame player to have such a distinction.


Cameo appearances

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger - As a fan behind Rudy's father in the final game scene. He is seen wearing a flat cap and plaid pants. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Rear view of a flat cap Front view of a flat cap A flat cap (see alternate names below) is a rounded soft mens cap with a small brim in front and a somewhat stiff peak in the back. ...


Father Theodore Hesburgh, President of the University of Notre Dame 1952-1987. The Rev. ...


Father Edmund Joyce, Vice President of the University of Notre Dame 1952-1987.


Fathers Hesburgh and Joyce play unnamed priests walking in the Basilica. They are seen talking to one of Rudy's mentors, Father John Cavanaugh (played by Robert Prosky), who was also Father Hesburgh's predecessor as president of the university. The producer (Dylan Ryan) is also looking to make a sequel called Rudy 2 Logan McKenna story.


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Actual footage of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger recording the final sack for Notre Dame against Georgia Tech Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...


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Laramie Movie Scope: Rudy (693 words)
Rudy does his practice team job with such gritty determination and courage he becomes a legend of sorts, respected by nearly everyone associated with the team.
These questions are answered in the film's final, dramatic scenes and during the credits at the end of the film.
The real Rudy Ruttinger, on whose life the film is based, also appears in the film as a spectator during a football game.
Rudy Vallee @ Filmbug UK (569 words)
His live appearances were usually sold out, and even if his singing could hardly be heard in those venues not yet equipt with the new electronic microphones, his screaming female fans went home happy if they had caught sight of his lips through the opening of the trademark megaphone he sang through.
His first films were made to cash in on his singing popularity, but Hollywood was pleasantly surprised to find that Vallee could act as well.
Rudy Vallee died on July 3, 1986 and was interred in St. Hyacinth's Cemetery, Westbrook, Maine.
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