PG | | Biography, Drama, Sport
Rudy has always been told that he was too small to play college football. But he is determined to overcome the odds and fulfill his dream of playing for Notre Dame.
The game film that Coach Parseghian (Jason Miller) is watching when Rudy (Sean Astin) walks in to ask if he could dress is actually from the game in which Rudy played.
Hey kid! You're not supposed to be here!
Rudy: Hey this place is really somethin else huh? Someday I'm gonna come out of that tunnel and I'm gonna run onto this field
Fortune: Well it ain't gonna be this day...
Rudy: I'm here to play football for the Irish!
Fortune: Coach Parseghian...
When Rudy is trying to get into the game for $10 in South Bend there is an announcement of a the score being the Irish 7 and the Cornhuskers 0. The only time those two teams played in the 70s was 1972 in Miami with Nebraska winning 40 to 6.
This is one of the few films in which the infamous "Alan Smithee" is given directorial credit for ONLY the commercial TV version. If viewed on VHS, DVD, pay cable etc... David Anspaugh is given his proper credit as director in the opening credits. However the editing for extra commercials on the free TV version is done so heavily -which alters the context- that Mr Smithee is the "director" when this film is shown there.
Sundance broadcasts in the US use the sped-up 25 fps PAL video from a 24 fps film source.
$881,191 17 October 1993