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When the Game Stands Tall (2014)

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The journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

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Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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coach | high school football | See All (2) »

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Drama | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for thematic material, a scene of violence, and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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22 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Un equipo legendario  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,381,509 (USA) (22 August 2014)

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$30,127,963 (USA) (31 October 2014)
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Trivia

Jim Caviezel attended the 2012 California Open Division football championship when De La Salle played Centennial and filmed footage of Coach Bob Ladouceur to prepare for his role in the film. See more »

Goofs

De La Salle's loss to Bellevue High took place in a night game at the NFL's Seahawks home stadium, then-named Qwest Field, not a high school stadium as depicted in the film. See more »

Quotes

Buster Matthews: Do you know why they call me Buster?
Beaser: 'Cause you're stupid enough to let them?
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) See more »

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Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Bootsy Collins (as William Collins) and Bernie Worrell (as Bernard Worrell)
Performed by Parliament
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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One of the best
29 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at a screening and was going with the idea of yeah OK ill go see it... its free. Wow... I was pleasantly surprised with this un-promoted film. I feel this didn't get enough TV ad time as it should have as I fell that this is one of the best football films made. It will make any fan and any family member of a player appreciate the game that much more. It goes to show what the teens really go through to be the best in the game and how the loss effects the team and how they need to get over the loss and move on. With todays society and the "no one looses" "participation trophys" this film is a must. Show the character effects of how people need to LOOSE and over come it versus no everyone wins. Pretty close film to "undefeated" but better.


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