When the Game Stands Tall

Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Director(s): Thomas Carter
Production: Sony Pictures
 
IMDB:
6.7
Metacritic:
41
Rotten Tomatoes:
20%
PG
Year:
2014
115 min
Website
274 Views

Blue 18! Set, hut!

Throw the ball!

Yeah, that's it!

- I got Howard's card.

- This is Jimmy's card.

- Nice! Great block.

- "Two hundred fifty push-ups...

- ...after workout."

- "Get to the second level on sweeps."

I have Chris' card.

"Training commitment: Ten extra

tire drags after practice every day.

Game goal:

Two running touchdowns."

Their middle linebacker's

gonna be covering you, Chris.

You have way more speed than him.

Gonzales, under center,

takes the snap.

Pitches out to Ryan,

who's got room to run.

Sheds a tackle.

In for the touchdown,

which makes the score 27 to nothing.

So, Mickey, does Chris wanna break

this record as bad as you?

- Yeah, he's getting there.

- Thanks. Good block, good block.

You see number 34? Ryan?

Chris Ryan? Write that name down.

When Cam Colvin and Terrance Kelly

are gone, he's the whole team.

I mention he's gonna break

the state's scoring record next year?

If there's anything anyone wants to say,

now is your shot.

Look, I just wanna say...

...in my four years here

I played a lot of games.

But none is more important to me

than tomorrow's. My last game.

I love you, guys.

We always say to finish strong, right?

Tomorrow I'm playing

for Cam's mom...

...who loves this team

almost as much as Cam does.

Love you, boy.

Love you too, man.

I know some of you guys

already know this, but most of you don't.

My grandfather has cancer.

He can't come to our practices anymore,

he can't even make the games.

But every day, he waits for me

to get back from practice...

...just so I can tell him

how we're doing.

As simple as that sounds...

...that's one of the things

that keeps him going.

You know,

our progress keeps him going.

I'm grateful for that.

None of the juniors share their emotions.

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