Rudy


1h 52m 1993

Brief Synopsis

All his life, people have told Rudy he's not good enough, not smart enough, not big enough. But nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame. From the time he's a young boy, Rudy is determined to join the Fighting Irish. But his blue collar family only laughs at his ambitions - they know Rudy will follow his father and brothers to the local steel mill. And, for four long years after high school, he does just that. But some dreams won't die, as Rudy proves when he goes to heroic lengths to win admission to Notre Dame. Once there, he becomes a walk-on player, serving as little more than a human tackling dummy against the starting players. Bloodied but unbeaten, Rudy wins the respect of legendary coach Ara Parseghian and the other Irish players, who give him one shot at gridiron glory.

Film Details

Also Known As
Rudy. Reto a la gloria
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Sports
Period
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; South Bend, Indiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

All his life, people have told Rudy he's not good enough, not smart enough, not big enough. But nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame. From the time he's a young boy, Rudy is determined to join the Fighting Irish. But his blue collar family only laughs at his ambitions - they know Rudy will follow his father and brothers to the local steel mill. And, for four long years after high school, he does just that. But some dreams won't die, as Rudy proves when he goes to heroic lengths to win admission to Notre Dame. Once there, he becomes a walk-on player, serving as little more than a human tackling dummy against the starting players. Bloodied but unbeaten, Rudy wins the respect of legendary coach Ara Parseghian and the other Irish players, who give him one shot at gridiron glory.

Crew

Alicia Accardo

Script Supervisor

Jane Alderman

Casting

George H Anderson

Sound Editor

Jane Anderson

Costume Designer

Erica Arvold

Casting Associate

Christopher Aud

Sound Effects Editor

Sam Barkan

Special Effects

Lisa Barrat

Assistant Production Coordinator

Art Bartels

Key Grip

Terry Baughman

Construction Coordinator

William Beauchamp

Special Thanks To

James Beck

Other

Bill W Benton

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Bergan

Assistant

William Bergan

Assistant

Anna Berry

Hair Stylist

Sharon Bialy

Casting

Susan Booker

Casting Associate

Troy Borisy

Swing Gang

Bruce Botnick

Music

Nicole Boxer

Assistant

Angela Brice

Other

Richard D Brown

Best Boy Grip

Sharisse Burch

Assistant

Eugene Burke

Song

June Carter

Song

Joseph J Casasanta

Song

Johnny Cash

Song Performer

Charlene Norman Cecchine

Production Coordinator

Calvin Chin

Transportation Captain

Patsy Cline

Song

Gloria Coffey-sharrieff

Costumes

Clay Collins

Dialogue Editor

Marc Conklin

Production Assistant

Robert W Conklin

Thanks

Allen Cowlings

Other

Gerrit Dangremond

Camera Operator

Richard Deangelo

Transportation Coordinator

Joe Digaetano

Special Effects Supervisor

Paul Digaetano

Special Effects

Vincent Fagan

Song

Christine Failla

Art Department Coordinator

Eddie Fickett

Production Assistant

James Fierro

Stunts

Brian Fleming

Stunts

John Fogerty

Song

Robert N. Fried

Producer

Jeffrey I Friedman

Associate Producer

Curtis Frisk

Sound Mixer

Will Gatlin

Swing Gang

David Giammarco

Adr Editor

Brian Golden

Production Assistant

Robyn Goldman

Makeup Artist

Jerry Goldsmith

Music

Sandra Gordon

Production Assistant

Harry Haase

Other

Kenneth Hall

Music Editor

Edward T. Hanley

Costumes

Kimberly Harris

Adr Editor

Ida Lee Henderson

Production Accountant

Billy Higgins

Unit Production Manager

Lun Ye Hodges

Hair Stylist

Sam Hoffman

Assistant Director

Lou Holtz

Thanks

Heath Howe

Casting Associate

Bob Hudgins

Location Manager

Dale Janus

Boom Operator

Drake Jenevein

Assistant Sound Editor

Susan Kaufmann

Set Costumer

Merle Kilgore

Song

Wendy Kimmel

Makeup Artist

Nancy Jane King

Other

Robb Wilson King

Production Designer

Jonathan Klein

Foley Editor

Mary Jean Kockendorfer

Special Thanks To

Tammy Kusian

Hair Stylist

Vanessa Lapato

Assistant Sound Editor

Gary Ledyard

Swing Gang

Rick Lefevour

Stunts

Rick Lefevour

Stunt Coordinator

Charles F Lennon

Thanks

James A Leyden

Song

Stacy Logan

Stunts

Mel P Mack

Best Boy

Daniel Maldonado

Stunts

Edward A Malloy

Special Thanks To

Mark L. Mangino

Sound Effects Editor

Debra L. Manwiller

Casting

Linda Martin-spelta

Assistant Sound Editor

Jim Matheny

Dialogue Editor

Lee R Mayes

Executive Producer

Mary Mccarthy

Assistant

Amie Frances Mccarthy-winn

Assistant Property Master

Hank Mcelwee

Camera Operator

Corissa Miller

Extras Casting Assistant

Dianna Miller

Assistant

James A. Miller

Lighting Technician

Jared G Miller

Production Assistant

Alan J. Mintz

Associate Producer

Dennis K Moore

Thanks

Erin Moore

Extras Casting Assistant

David Morenz

Assistant Camera Operator

Richard Muessel

Assistant Director

Rebecca Neddeau

Costume Supervisor

Gerald F Nichols

Production Assistant

Hope A Nielsen

Assistant Camera Operator

Angela Nogaro

Makeup Artist

Robert F O'brien

Song

Shannon Lee O'sullivan

Assistant

Richard Pagano

Casting

Don Parsons

Special Effects

Linda Perlin

Stunts

Angelo Pizzo

Coproducer

Angelo Pizzo

Screenplay

Sanford Ponder

Sound Effects Editor

Martin Price

Set Decorator

Eric Ramsey

Storyboard Artist

Van Redin

Photography

Tiffany Reinhard

Accounting Assistant

Sergio Reyes

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Owen J Rice

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Richmond Riedel

Assistant Editor

Bobbi-lynn Riley

Other

James F Roorda

Dolly Grip

David Rosenbloom

Editor

Richard A Rosenthal

Thanks

Kyle Rudolph

Camera Operator

Daniel E Ruettinger

Consultant

Cas Schwabe

Post-Production Assistant

Ben R Scott

Stunts

Roy Seeger

Foley Editor

John F Shea

Song

Michael J Shea

Song

Kent Shelton

Stunts

Luther Snavely

Thanks

Brenda Sowa

Foley Editor

John J Stephens

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Charles M Stewart

Property Master

Daniel M Stillman

Assistant Director

Vajra Stratigos

Video Assist/Playback

Steven Ticknor

Sound Effects Editor

Elizabeth Tompkins

Accounting Assistant

Phil Tuckett

Camera Operator

Lisa Ullmann

Production Assistant

Marianne Urioste

Apprentice

Roger O Valdiserri

Thanks

Megan Wade

Other

Michael Waxman

Assistant Director

Steven Wick

Camera

David Williams

Dialogue Editor

Jeffrey Martin Williams

Stunts

Ginger Willis

Song

Hal Willis

Song

Oliver Wood

Director Of Photography

Cary Woods

Producer

Daryl Ziemke

Other

Richard Zinman

Associate Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Rudy. Reto a la gloria
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Biography
Sports
Period
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
TriStar Pictures
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA; South Bend, Indiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States October 13, 1993

Released in United States Fall October 13, 1993

Released in United States on Video May 25, 1994

Released in United States September 1993

Wide Release in United States October 22, 1993

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Closing Night) September 9-18, 1993.

Began shooting October 26, 1992.

Completed shooting January 11, 1993.

The first feature film allowed to shoot at the University of Notre Dame since "Knute Rockney, All American" (USA/1940).

Released in United States on Video May 25, 1994

Released in United States September 1993 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals (Closing Night) September 9-18, 1993.)

Limited Release in United States October 13, 1993

Released in United States Fall October 13, 1993

Wide Release in United States October 22, 1993