Rudy [Blu-ray] [1994]

  • SKU: 8926344
  • Release Date: 09/09/2008
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (120 out of 120)

Special Features


  • Rudy: The real story
  • Production featurette
  • First Down with Sean Astin

Synopsis


Rudy
A young man learns to let nothing stop him from realizing his ambitions in this drama, based on a true story. Ever since he was a little boy, Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) has dreamed of attending Notre Dame University, and playing on the Fighting Irish football team. However, Rudy's dream doesn't seem very practical; Daniel (Ned Beatty), his father, works in a steel mill and can ill afford to send his son to Notre Dame, while Rudy's 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, with the help of Father Cavanaugh (Robert Prosky), a sympathetic priest, Rudy is admitted to nearby Holy Cross, and in his junior year manages to squeak into Notre Dame as a transfer student. Rudy works as an assistant to the football stadium's groundskeeper, Fortune (Charles S. Dutton), to pay his tuition (often sleeping in Fortune's office since he can't afford a room), studies diligently, and appears at tryouts for the football team. Rudy is made a member of the practice team, which means he's little more than a human tackling dummy, but Coach Ara Parseghian (Jason Miller) is impressed with Rudy's devotion and determination, and pledges that he'll allow him to dress for one game before he graduates, so his name can be recorded as an official member of the team. However, the arrival of a new coach and a tough season that allows for few unnecessary players may put a stop to Rudy's dreams within sight of the finish line. Rudy also stars Jon Favreau, Lili Taylor, and Scott Benjaminson. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sean Astin
    Sean Astin - Rudy Ruettiger
  • Ned Beatty
    Ned Beatty - Daniel Ruettiger
  • Charles S. Dutton
    Charles S. Dutton - Fortune
  • Lili Taylor
    Lili Taylor - Sherry
  • Jason Miller
    Jason Miller - Ara Parseghian



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Third time I have owned Rudy!

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    Oat2400
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    Each time history changes the media type that we watch movies on, I upgrade this movie! VHS, then DVD, now I upgraded to BluRay (since the price was right). It is a heartwarming sports story. I catch myself watching it every time I see it on cable, and often put in the video to avoid commercials. It is a positive message of never stop trying. Set a goal, and do whatever it takes to accomplish it, and change people's lives for the better along the way! Best of all, it is a TRUE STORY!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great story about persistently pursuing your dream

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    JSMofABQ
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    A great 'real-life' story about persistently pursuing your dream that you have for yourself, has a number of 'points' embedded in it about what it takes to pursue what you truly desire to do in the face of potent opposition to your doing so. Wonderful for children to view with their parents, as well as great encouragement for anyone pursuing something worthwhile in the face of opposition.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All time classic

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    Vircepts
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    Found this in the bargain bin and had to pick it up. One of the best stories of pure heart and blind ambition. Every dream has its consequences and rewards but sometimes someone's drive is so immense that it can impact everyone around them. It's a movie I would love to share with my kid someday.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    RUDY RUDY RUDY RUDY

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    Masterc74
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    THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIES. A REAL STORY OF HEART OVERCOMING PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS. IT WAS SHOT ON LOCATION IN NOTRE DAME AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL. THE PICTURE QUALITY AND SOUND ARE GREAT. BLURAY IS THE WAY TO GO. THERE ARE A FEW MOVIES EVERY COLLECTION SHOULD HAVE AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM. IT WAS DELIVERED FROM BEST BUY IN 2 DAYS

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An inspiring movie

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    Chris
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    i remember watching this movie for this first time when I was younger with my uncle, and now years later I still have the same feels like when I first saw it. This is such an inspiring movie, and shows you that you can achieve anything as long as you don't give up and believe in yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bluray Movie!

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    Jhon69
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    I had this movie on dvd and had to get it on bluray.This is one of the great movies made and in 1080p Bluray just takes this movie and makes it even better and more enjoyable.Bluray edition did not disappoint it took this movie to a higher level of entertainment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent

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    robert
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    I was raised a notre dame football fan by my oldest brother binky. 8 members of my family /are/have attended notre dame. I love the rewarding story of rudy ruettingerb abnd the notre dame football team 1975

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All time great movie.

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    twn1of2
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    This is a true story that is so well made that I have no problem seeing this movie over and over again. I had this movie only as a DVD and recently purchased a Blu-Ray player. Once again I enjoyed the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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