Synopsis: Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team.
Director(s): David Anspaugh
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

All right, guys, line up.

Rudy, take that stupid helmet off.

You're not even playing.

Me and Pete, we're Notre Dame.

You guys, you're Michigan.

Okay, huddle up. Come on.

- Same play. I'll hand it off to you.

- Okay. I got it.

One, two, three, break!

Come on, Rudy.

Get on the ball.

Ready! 42, blow!

Set, hut!

One, 1000. Two, 1000.

Oh, no! Oh!

I told you to cut inside.

Do it right.

Come on, Todd.

Try it again. Let's go.

All right, Todd. Same thing, okay?


- Ready?

- Let's go. Get on the ball.

I'm sick of being all-time center.

- What?

- I'm sick of being all-time center.

I told you five times.

You can't play anything

else but that.

You're too small.

- I can too.

- You guys, I'm going. I'm sorry.

- I gotta go.

- We need you.

- Come on.

- Let Rudy play in my place.

Good idea, Frank. Let Rudy play.

Come on. Why not?

Okay, you can rush the passer.

All right, Rudy.

We gotta get them.

- Break.

- Okay.

Okay, let's go.


Set, hut!

Get him, Rudy. Get him.

- The snow, for the touchdown.

- Yeah!

All right!

What a spaz.

All right! We won, guys!

Oh, yeah!

- There you go.

- Thanks.

Pete, you got your own home?

- Last time I looked.

- You're welcome here anytime.

Excuse me, young lady. Who are you?

Sherry Walinski.

- Bob's kid?

- Rudy's girlfriend.

She is not.

Yes, I am.

- Everybody has a job at the mill.

- But I don't want that.

Where else you gonna get 5 bucks

an hour? You got union protection.

You got relatives watching

your front and your back.

Tell me where you'll find this...

...and God be with you.

- But, Dad, Pat's going there...

- You gonna give me indigestion here?

- Leave the boy alone.

But this boy can go off on his own.

You heard him.

That's enough.

Has anybody else got anything to say

before I start this meal?

After high school, I'm gonna

play football at Notre Dame.

Play football at Notre Dame?

And I'll buy a mansion

on Lake Shore Drive.


What are we watching? Channel 7.

- Don't you want something to drink?

- That's okay. Thanks.

- Mr. Ruettiger?

- Yeah, Pete.

At halftime, could we watch

some of the Indiana-Purdue game?

There's only one team we watch

in this house, right?


And I want the ends in there fast,

every play, every play.

We're under control.

Any men in the backfield,

analyze before you move.

If they throw a forward pass,

see the ball in the air...

...and then go and get it.

When we get it...

...that's when we go on offense.

That's when we go to them.

We're going inside and outside them,

inside and outside them.

We'll get them and

keep them on the run.

We won't pass unless our

secondary comes up too close.

But don't forget, we'll get them

on the run and go, go, go, go!

Don't stop until we're

over the goal line.

Don't forget men, today's

the day we're gonna win.

They can't beat us in the fight and

we'll fight, fight, fight, fight!

What do you say, men? Yeah!

Ruettiger! Hey, Rudy!

Kill that halfback.

Move that secondary back.

- We gotta get ready for those...

- Come on, offense. Break!

Black, 80!

Set, hut!

- Bring it on down. Come on!

- All right, let's go.

Come on, Pete. Come on, buddy.

I didn't hurt you, did I?

Take a knee, guys.

Listen up.

You seniors, this is

your last practice.

And with the exception of

Thomas, Lee, Bo...

...Sypitch, you get on the weights...

...tomorrow night will be the last

time you put on a football uniform.

You know these last four years

have gone by too fast.

They always do.

And I gotta tell you guys...

...that I really appreciate

the hard work and effort...

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Angelo Pizzo

Angelo Pizzo is an American screenwriter and film producer, usually working on films based on a true story, and usually about athletics. He is best known for Hoosiers and Rudy. more…

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