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children & family, drama

Rock-solid, immensely entertaining, based-on-fact account of Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin), a working-class boy intent on realizing his dreams of playing football at Notre Dame.

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common sense

ON for kids age 9
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
0 out of 5
2 out of 5

Inspiring sports film about a real life underdog.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Rudy includes some scenes of bitter disappointment and brutality on the football field might be inappropriate for younger or more sensitive kids. Expect a bit of rough language "s--t" and "ass" mostly, plus some drinking. The movie extols the virtues of perserverance and hard work.

what families can talk about

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Audience Reviews

4 stars

So Emotional. So Heartfelt. So Endearing. An Underdog film filled wit mnay underdog performances. It's just a modest, and heartwrenchingly funny, saddenning,and oftenly touching somewhat-sports film.

- EbertsLittleApprentice, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

4 stars

I love true underdog movies.

- ashleymh007, Tuesday, July 10, 2007

1 star

I have a personal thing against this movie. It's a long story...

- wbgoose13, Thursday, November 23, 2006