12 Mighty Orphans tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up a privileged position so he could teach and coach at an orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

13+ COMMON SENSE

Corny, uneven sports drama has good cast, strong language.

Cast & Crew

Information

Studio
Sony Pictures Classics, Michael De Luca Productions
Genre
Sports
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional

Arabic (Subtitles), Bulgarian (Subtitles), Czech (Subtitles), Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), English (United Kingdom) (Subtitles), English (United States) (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), Greek (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Hungarian (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Portugal) (Subtitles), Russian (Subtitles), Simplified Chinese (Subtitles), Slovak (Subtitles), Slovenian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles), Spanish (Spain) (Subtitles, Stereo), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles), Ukrainian (Subtitles), Vietnamese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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