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12 Mighty orphans  Cover Image DVD DVD

12 Mighty orphans / Sony Pictures Classics presents ; a Greenbelt Films production ; a Michael De Luca production ; in association with Branded Pictures Entertainment, Carte Blanche, 12 Productions ; a Santa Rita Film Co. production ; produced by Angelique De Luca, Ty Roberts, Brinton Bryan, Michael De Luca, Houston Hill ; screenplay by Ty Roberts & Lane Garrison and Kevin Meyer ; directed by Ty Roberts.

Roberts, Ty, 1974- (film director,, screenwriter,, film producer.). Garrison, Lane, 1980- (screenwriter.). Meyer, Kevin, (screenwriter.). De Luca, Angelique, 1974- (film producer.). Bryan, Brinton, 1981- (film producer.). De Luca, Michael, 1965- (film producer.). Hill, Houston, (film producer.). Wilson, Luke, 1971- (actor.). Shaw, Vinessa, 1976- (actor.). Knight, Wayne, (actor.). Walker, Jake Austin, (actor.). Haze, Scott, (actor.). Dylan, Levi, (actor.). Lofland, Jacob, (actor.). Duvall, Robert, (actor.). Sheen, Martin, (actor.). Orton, Mark, (composer (expression)). McFarland, David B., (director of photography.). Crouch, James K. (Film editor), (editor of moving image work.). Dent, Jim. Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Twelve mighty orphans. (Added Author). Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), (presenter.). Greenbelt Films, (production company.). Michael De Luca Productions (Firm), (production company.). Branded Pictures Entertainment (Firm), (production company.). Carte Blanche, (production company.). 12 Productions, (production company.). Santa Rita Film Co., (production company.). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), (publisher.). Luke Wilson, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Jake Austin Walker, Scott Haze, Levi Dylan, Jacob Lofland, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen. (Cast).

Summary

Summary:

The true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes, or even a football, to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season, these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up a privileged position so he could teach and coach at an orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football.

Item details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2021]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Based on the book by Jim Dent.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
Wide screen (2.39).
Special features: deleted scenes.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Mark Orton ; editor, James K. Crouch ; director of photography, David McFarland.
Participant or Performer Note:
Luke Wilson, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Jake Austin Walker, Scott Haze, Levi Dylan, Jacob Lofland, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for violence, language, some suggestive references, smoking and brief teen drinking.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen (2.39); Dolby digital 5.1; region 1.
Language Note:
English or French dialogue; Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Masonic Home and School of Texas (Fort Worth, Tex.) > Drama.
Football teams > Drama.
Football coaches > Drama.
Orphans > Drama.
Football > Drama.
Texas > Drama.
Football coaches.
Football teams.
Orphans.
Genre: Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Sports films.
Historical films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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