About the Movie
Football is a game that knocks you down, then expects you to get back up. Life hit the West Virginia town of Huntington and its Marshall University even harder. When it did, Jack Lengyel came by to help pull them onto their feet by taking the job no one wanted: rebuilding the Marshall football program only months after a plane crash wiped out Marshall's beloved Thundering Herd. Matthew McConaughey portrays Lengyel, the energetic, compassionate coach of inexperienced players whose chances of victory are slim and none. They'll go with the slim. And as they do, their true-life story of heart, healing, and football will thrill and inspire you. It's game day. Time to play till the whistle blows!
What a great film, just love it. Such a sad subject but from the ashes comes greatness.. Really recommend this movie.
A great emotional journey with enough upbeat moments to keep you watching. It does not offer a "miracle" story, but still provides hope for the characters (who are real people by the way, its based on a true story). Incredible viewing, I thoroughly recommend it.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2006
- © 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.