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Rudy (Special Edition) (Sous-titres français)

4.7 out of 5 stars 141 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Greta Lind, Scott Benjaminson
  • Directors: David Anspaugh
  • Writers: Angelo Pizzo
  • Producers: Alan J. Mintz, Angelo Pizzo, Cary Woods, Jeffrey I. Friedman, Lee R. Mayes
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Canadian Home Video Rating : Ages 18 and over
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Aug. 28 2001
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 141 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00004W221
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,657 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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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 com


This 1993 film by David Anspaugh (Hoosiers) is slowly building a reputation as a minor highlight of '90s movies. Based on a true story, Rudy stars Sean Astin as Rudy Ruettiger, a blue-collar kid whose father (Ned Beatty) worships Notre Dame football but who would never dare to dream that any of his sons could be a part of the team. The film is entirely about Ruettiger's ceaseless if sometimes wavering commitment toward that goal, despite tremendous obstacles in physical stature, education requirements, the dismissiveness of coaches, poverty, his father's envy, and endless delays of one kind or another. This is the sort of film that looks back on a life and says the battle was its own reward, not the glory. Astin is very moving as a boy who becomes a man and watches his world change, often in unexpected ways, through painful determination. Great support from Beatty, Lili Taylor as a hometown girl, and Robert Prosky and Charles S. Dutton as two valuable mentors. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: VHS Tape
Based on a true story of one mans dream to one day play football for the University of Notre Dame,"Rudy" is a true inspirational masterpiece. Directed by David Anspaugh, the story begins with everyone telling "Rudy" he's not big enough or smart enough to go to college, he shows all antagonist's what perserverance can do. Born into a blue collar family, Rudy was expected to follow in his father and brothers footsteps at the local steelmill and did until a tragedy enticed him to follow his dreams. Facing incredible adversity, through sheer determination, Rudy shows his father played by Ned Beatty and all those who said he could'nt, he can. After finally gaining admission to Notre Dame, he gains the respect of all those who touched him. Set in the 70's with most of the filming on the campus of Notre Dame, this is a must see for all those who ever doubted themselves. One of my all time favorites that everyone should see. I still find it hard to believe this film was never nominated for any awards. A true masterpiece!! Released in 1994 by Tristar Pictures, Running Time: approximately 113 minutes
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My Four Star rating reflects both overall enjoyment while seeing the film (Five Stars) and occasional irritation with director Anspaugh's manipulative strategies insofar as emotions are concerned (Three Stars). The dramatic impact of Rudy Ruettiger's struggles to suit up for, if not play in a Notre Dame football game is diminished by such manipulation. That said, Sean Astin is wholly credible as Rudy. Other noteworthy performances are provided by Ned Beatty (Rudy's father, Daniel), Charles S. Dutton (Fortune), Robert Prosky (Father Cavenaugh), Jon Favreau (D-Bob), Lili Taylor (Sherry), and Scott Benjaminson (Frank). Both the "Real Rudy" and the "Reel Rudy" faced two significant barriers to being admitted to Notre Dame and then playing in a varsity football game: weak grades and diminutive size. Eventually, through tenacious study while enrolled at nearby Holy Cross College, both Rudys are finally admitted to Notre Dame; through rigorous training, both then became fit enough to be selected to play on the practice (i.e. fodder) squad. And finally, both play (the "Real Rudy" for 27 seconds) in the last home game against Georgia Tech in 1975.
Others have their own reasons for liking this film so much. Here are three of mine. First, the casting of Astin in the lead role. His performance is endearing, to be sure, but also convincing. Hence my discomfort with Anspaugh's use of gimmicks when none is necessary. Second, the exteriors shot on the Notre Dame campus which is especially lovely during each of the four seasons. I really did feel as if I were tagging along with Rudy as he attends classes, works for Fortune as a member of the stadium's groundskeeping crew, and then participates in especially brutal team practices.
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A millworker has his best friend die. He decides he can not sit by as life goes by. He aspires to go to Notre Dame. He does not have good enough grades so he has to go to a feeder school before he can go to Notre Dame. Quite a struggle to accomplish the goal.
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This 1993 gem is only the second film to be shot on the Notre Dame campus (following Knute Rockne: All-American in the 1930s) and it follows Rudy's struggle to overcome dozens of obstacles and realize his abbreviated dream of playing for the Fighting Irish football team.
The plot and dramatic music can get schmaltzy at times, but the campus shots are beautiful and captures a bit of the Notre Dame mystique visitors and alumns claim to feel when walking under the Golden Dome. Rudy is persistent in his struggle, and Sean Astin masterfully plays him so he remains sympathetic without becoming annoying. Look for appearances by former Notre Dame president Fr. Ted Hesburgh, a young Vince Vaughan and Lili Taylor and a great big Jon Favreau as Rudy's pal. The football game scenes during the film's climax capture a bit of the gameday atmosphere in South Bend; more importantly, they capture Rudy's focus and realization that he has reached his life's goal.
I was disappointed in the selection of extras included on the disc. I enjoyed the impressive mini documentary interview with the real Rudy Ruettiger (which debunked some of the critiques I heard comparing the film with the real story), but I was disappointed that scenes of the film's premiere in South Bend were left off (they were included on some "Special Editions" of the VHS tape).
Second, where was the trailer for the film? I can't believe that the disc's producers included irrelevant trailers for "Brian's Song" & "Jerry Maguire" (the only connection I can see here is that they also deal with football and redemption, but that's it) and left off the "Rudy" trailers.
Perhaps in 2003 the producers will release a 10-year anniversary edition of the DVD and correct some of these omissions and unnecessary additions.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is a great feel-good movie that is true! It's nice to see it on blu-ray and full screen. I love this movie! If you like movies about the underdog, this is a must see!
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