As Rudy gets ready to board the train to Notre Dame, his father tells Rudy that he’s only chasing a stupid dream.
Themes: Counting the Cost, Risk, Fatherhood, Family, Determination, Potential, Identity, Perspective, Ambition, Underestimate, Dreams, Failure, Doubt, Individuality, Hope, Destiny, Defining Moments, Free Will, Heritage, Fate
Main Idea: It Takes A Decided Heart And Action To Fulfill Your Destiny
Scene Setup: When Rudy’s lifelong friend, and only supporter, Pete is killed in a factory accident; Rudy realizes life is short and unpredictable. He knows if he doesn’t make a major move...
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When people say dreams don’t come true, tell them about Rudy
Ever since he was a little boy, Rudy Ruettiger has dreamed of attending Notre Dame University and playing on the Fighting Irish football team. But Rudy’s dream doesn’t seem very practical as his grades are not especially impressive, and standing a shade over five feet tall and weighing a little over 100 pounds, Rudy is hardly built for the gridiron. However, this young man learns to let nothing stop him from realizing his ambitions in this heartwarming true story.
MPAA: Rated PG for mild language.
Principal Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, and Ned BeattyDirector: David Anspaugh
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