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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

In the 2004-2005 season, DeLaSalle didn't win a game until their 4th game. Their first win was against Archbishop Mitty of San Jose, CA. They did not play Long Beach Poly that season as depicted in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the movie it makes it seem like the second game of the 2004 season is played against Clayton valley, but that is incorrect. The second game of the 2004 season was a home game for De La Salle against Clovis West High School and De La Salle lost 30-12. They did play a team from Clayton valley that year, but that game ended in a 17-17 tie. See more »

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Terry Eidson: Why don't you tackle him? This is a contact sport. You can hit someone; it's encouraged even!
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In My Mind
Written by Tyler Oliver
Performed by Uncollected
Courtesy of Spectrotechnics LLC
Under license from Format Entertainment
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Inspirational and Touching
15 August 2014 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

This movie, based on real life events, does a wonderful job of portraying the power and beauty of the human spirit. The movie allows you escape all of the negative aspects of professional sports and big-time collegiate athletics and reminds us of the truly positive effects of sport when taught in the proper perspective.

The movie also demonstrates the ever ending struggle between good and evil forces in our world and teaches us to fight through life even during some of its most challenging moments. A beautiful demonstration of American spirit and reinforces the strength of our nation and its values. This movie is about life and is much greater than just a high school football team.


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