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David Anspaugh

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Plot Summary

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 37
  • Fresh: 31
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: For all its patness, the movie also has a gritty realism that is not found in many higher-priced versions of the same thing, and its happy ending is not the typical Hollywood leap into fantasy. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: It's Ruettiger's persistence that his teammates and the film celebrate. For that, Rudy earns a rousing cheer. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Mar 26, 2007

Rotten: The film is so uplifting, I felt like calling up Lou Holtz for brunch. – Norman Chad, Washington Post, Mar 26, 2007

Fresh: Indiana has been very good to director David Anspaugh and writer Angelo Pizzo. – Richard Harrington, Washington Post, Mar 26, 2007

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Customer Reviews

Go Notre Dame!!

Notre Dame Fighting Irish rule! check yes if u agree.


I live in south bend myself and it is such a honor to be a part of this movie, it is so cool to go to nd games and stand were rudy stood in this great movie this movie helped me to work harder in school and someday I wish that I can go to Notre Dame home, of the fighting IRISH!!!

Great Movie, I Want to buy it NOW!!!

This is a classic. Very Motivational movie one of my all time favourites. As soon as this is available to buy i will buy it, without a doubt. they could charge me $30 and i will pay, it is that good.

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