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This is by far my favorite movie ever. It gets me to tear up every single time I watch it! I would have a hard time believing you if you said you didn't choke up a little.
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It is also my favorite movie. And I hate Notre Dame. I've seen it at least 30 times and I tear up every time Rudy gets a sack on the last play of the game. The musical score is also great. I only found out a couple weeks ago that it was directed by the same guy who directed Hoosiers. That guy definitely knows how to make an underdog movie.
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tweb1216
The Hollywood Version:
It seems that back in the '70s, there was a plucky little football player who dreamed of nothing other than playing for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Unfortunately for young Rudy, his support system consisted of people who went out of their way to point out his flaws, of which there were many, and let him know repeatedly that dreams are the main ingredient in the devil's pudding.

Thankfully, Rudy's best friend from back home got blown up in a freak accident, inspiring him to play football for some reason. And play he did, no thanks to the evil scheming of Notre Dame coach Dan Devine, who only allowed Rudy on the field after the entire team threatened to walk out otherwise.


In reality ...
The real life Dan Devine was actually the one who insisted on playing Rudy in his final game. Hell, even when the movie was being made, Devine gave the filmmakers permission to turn him into the film's villain in order to help Rudy, who he considered a good friend.
Devine sounds like one helluva guy, right? So naturally he was repaid for his kindnesses by being turned into the Snidely Whiplash of college football (sans mustache), and forever being remembered as the crotchety coach to whom winning football games was more important than anything. Anything other than ensuring that Rudy's dream would die.


By the way, ever wonder who saw Rudy play that day and got so inspired he just had to make it into a movie? Nobody. It was Rudy himself who spent a full decade trying to convince studios that his life was so awesome it deserved a movie, before one of them finally relented. That's the spirit, little guy!




[link=http://www.cracked.com/article_16478_7-movies-based-on-true-story-that-are-complete-bullshit.html]http://www.cracked.com/article_16478_7-movies-based-on-true-story-that-are-complete-bullshit.html[/link]
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tweb1216 wrote:


The Hollywood Version:
It seems that back in the '70s, there was a plucky little football player who dreamed of nothing other than playing for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Unfortunately for young Rudy, his support system consisted of people who went out of their way to point out his flaws, of which there were many, and let him know repeatedly that dreams are the main ingredient in the devil's pudding.
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[/align] Thankfully, Rudy's best friend from back home got blown up in a freak accident, inspiring him to play football for some reason. And play he did, no thanks to the evil scheming of Notre Dame coach Dan Devine, who only allowed Rudy on the field after the entire team threatened to walk out otherwise.


In reality ...
The real life Dan Devine was actually the one who insisted on playing Rudy in his final game. Hell, even when the movie was being made, Devine gave the filmmakers permission to turn him into the film's villain in order to help Rudy, who he considered a good friend.
Devine sounds like one helluva guy, right? So naturally he was repaid for his kindnesses by being turned into the Snidely Whiplash of college football (sans mustache), and forever being remembered as the crotchety coach to whom winning football games was more important than anything. Anything other than ensuring that Rudy's dream would die.

By the way, ever wonder who saw Rudy play that day and got so inspired he just had to make it into a movie? Nobody. It was Rudy himself who spent a full decade trying to convince studios that his life was so awesome it deserved a movie, before one of them finally relented. That's the spirit, little guy!

[link=http://www.cracked.com/article_16478_7-movies-based-on-true-story-that-are-complete-****.html]http://www.cracked.com/article_16478_7-movies-based-on-true-story-that-are-complete-****.html[/link]


For Devine's terrible coaching tenure with the Packers including one of the worst trades of all time (traded two 1st round picks, two 2nd round picks, and a 3rd round pick for 34-year old quarterback John Hadl from the Los Angeles Rams), I feel no sense of remorse for how he was portrayed in the movie.
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