We Are Marshall [WS] [DVD] [2006]

  • SKU: 8446023
  • Release Date: 09/18/2007
  • Rating: PG
$5.99

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Cardmember Offers

    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (58 out of 58)

    Special Features


    • Legendary Coaches: How coaches overcome adversity
    • Theatrical trailer

    Synopsis


    We Are Marshall
    A true story of tragedy, hope, and resilience comes to the screen in this sports drama. Huntington, WV, is home to Marshall University, a school where college football is a way of life. Huntington is also a town that learned to deal with tragedy in the fall of 1970 when Marshall's "Thundering Herd" boarded an airliner to return home after a football game in North Carolina. The jet crashed into a hill due to bad weather, and 75 members of Marshall's football squad and athletic staff died that night. The accident dealt a crippling blow to the city of Huntington, as well as Marshall's faculty and student body, and university president Donald Dedmon (David Strathairn) considered abandoning the school's football program. But instead Coach Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey) was recruited from Ohio's College of Wooster to rebuild Marshall's football program. Lengyel was not naïve about the task ahead of him, and working beside Red Dawson (Matthew Fox), an assistant coach who narrowly missed the doomed flight and was one of the program's only survivors, he came to understand his job was not just to put a team on the field, but help a college and a community heal their wounds from the tragic accident. Together Lengyel and Dawson turned a handful of rookies and second-string players into a competitive team who in 1971 showed the world what they could do in a legendary game against Marshall's rivals, Xavier University. Produced with the cooperation of Marshall University and filmed in part on their campus, We Are Marshall also stars Ian McShane, Anthony Mackie, and January Jones. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Matthew McConaughey
      Matthew McConaughey - Jack Lengyel
    • Matthew Fox
      Matthew Fox - Red Dawson
    • Anthony Mackie
      Anthony Mackie - Nate Ruffin
    • David Strathairn
      David Strathairn - President Dedmon
    • Ian McShane
      Ian McShane - Paul Griffen



    Customer rating

    4.7
    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!

      Posted
      FASTJETS

      I have a close friend who grew up in Huntington so I was drawn to this movie to see what really happened. I bought the DVD 2 weeks ago and have watched it 4 times and will watch it many more times in the future. It's a very emotional beginning leading up to the plane crash that claimed so many lives, but shows how a school that suffered such a terrible tradgedy bounced back because of some very determined students and faculty. I would suggest this movie to anyone who loves sports or is looking for a great feel good movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A good few hours

      Posted
      ScottieB

      I always dislike when Hollywood takes a compelling story and decides overdramatize it. The real story behind the young Thundering Herd is interesting and moving and doesn't need false claims about the NCAA, overblown scenes about well-planned out hiring decisions, and fake rivalries. Still, We Are Marshall makes for an entertaining movie and will (hopefully) provide you with the desire to learn more about what really happened. It's a good starting point for anyone unfamiliar with the story, but please don't let it be your sole definition of events.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Tragic Story

      Posted
      Throwdown918

      This is the movie about the revival of the Marshall football team, after the entire team, besides three players are killed in a plane crash. The movie is based on the true story and is done very well. This is a very tragic story, and as far as historically the team has a lot of trouble ever reviving itself for many years after the tragedy. This is a good sad sports movie if you are in the mood for something that does not necessarily have a happy ending. A great movie however, and I would recommend watching it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie. Very moving. Great lessons

      Posted
      Wayne
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Movie depicts an actual tragedy and how those affected coped with the consequences. It deals with the guilt of the survivors and the challenge of those who followed to rebuild a literally destroyed football team. With little to no support, the replacement coach worked to convince the school of the importance of carrying on the tradition,

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      For sports movie lovers

      Posted
      NOLADAVE

      I'm biased since I'm a graduate of Marshall University and have known the plane crash story since my freshman year. The movie does take some liberties but pretty accurately follows the truth. The actors did a great job portraying the coaches and players and the adversity they had to overcome. I won't lie this movie isn't for everyone, but it is a very endearing story and anyone who loves a great comeback story will enjoy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An amazing and exciting film.

      Posted
      Pyramids
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I think that "We Are Marshall" was a very inspiring film and it was one of the greatest films of all-time and was also one of my favorite films of all-time. I also think that "We Are Marshall" had a lot of entertaining and enjoyable personal drama including a really great and amazing cast and personal storylines as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great price

      Posted
      Sylvar
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member
      • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

      I got this for my mom since she likes to watch movies that are based on true events. They took the time to make a great movie and to cover what many different people were doing and what they were going through. I didn't even realize 2 hours had gone by I was completely into the movie. I don't want to say to much to spoil anything but it was at a great price also.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      DVD player works well. Hook up was a challenge.

      Posted
      Wayne
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      New Blurry DVD works well and is quite satisfactory. Getting the DVD player and TV to communicate took a bit of trial an error as I did not see those details in the instructions plus the new DVD players uses Mac type icons instead of words, like play, movie, etc which slowed things down a bit.

      I would recommend this to a friend



    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.