All his life, people have told Rudy he's not good enough, not smart enough, not big enough. But nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame. From the time he's a young boy, Rudy (Sean Astin) is determined to join the Fighting Irish. But his blue collar family only laughs at his ambitions - they know Rudy will follow his father and brothers to the local steel mill. And, for four long years after high school, he does just that. But some dreams won't die, as Rudy proves when he goes to heroic, occasionally hilarious, lengths to win admission to Notre Dame. Once there, he becomes a walk-on player, serving as little more than a human tackling dummy against the starting players. Bloodied but unbeaten, Rudy wins the respect of legendary coach Ara Parseghian and the other Irish players, who give him one shot at gridiron glory. An incredible true story from the creators of Hoosiers, Rudy is an unforgettable testament to the power of dreams and the triumph of the common man.

    • Rent $3.99
    • Buy $12.99

Trailers

Trailer

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
472 Ratings
472 Ratings

78% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.9/10
  • Fresh 35
  • Rotten 10

Critics Consensus: Though undeniably sentimental and predictable, Rudy succeeds with an uplifting spirit and determination.

11+ COMMON SENSE

Inspiring sports film about a real-life underdog.

Information

Studio
TriStar Pictures
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1993 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

Artists in This Movie

Viewers Also Bought

Movies in Drama