Rick Penning, the 17-year-old star player on his coach/father's rugby team, lands inside the Wasatch County Juvenile Detention Center following his second drunk driving conviction (and where his father leaves him to rot). Mistrust and dislike of the situation makes Rick anything but a model prisoner, but counselors at the center nonetheless hook him up with the Highland Rugby Team, a team renowned for its long string of successive state championships. Its coach, Larry Gelwix, has a surprisingly unexpected philosophy: train boys to be champions in life first, then on the field. Rick doesn't buy into this, which could earn him some time in State Prison if he doesn't turn his life and attitude around by the time he turns 18.
The Greatest Victories are Born in the Heart
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving teen drug and alcohol use, and for some disturbing images
See all certifications »
26 September 2008 (USA)
See more »
Also Known As:
Untitled Ryan Little Project
See more »
Gross USA: $719,556
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $719,556
See more on IMDbPro »
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
See full technical specs
Did You Know?
Larry Gelwix participated in the film as both a cast member (referee #4), and as the film's Rugby technical advisor, also receiving a "special thanks" credit in the end titles. His daughter, Jenny Gelwix, also participated in the film, as the Rugby wardrobe coordinator. See more
At the beginning of the movie, when Rick angrily charges at a sideline bench, there are people right next to it. When the camera switches to show Rick kicking down the bench, the people have disappeared. See more
I don't get it. You know exactly why I'm here and you still act like you care. I'm just a no good spy who cheap-shotted your star player last year.
Coach Larry Gelwix
First of all, I attribute that cheap shot to your coach, not you; and, second, let's focus on where you could end up, not where you were or are; and - God doesn't make a no-good ANYTHING. You just got to learn to listen and pay attention to that spirit inside you. And learning to listen - that takes a lot of discipline.
"It's not about Rugby, it's about young men. It's not about building a championship team, it's about building championship boys. Boys who will be forever strong." - Larry Gelwix See more
Don't Make Me Dance
Written by Jeff Hinton and Quint Randle
Performed by Joshua Creek
Courtesy of Covenant Communications, INC. See more