The Blind Side


2h 2009

Brief Synopsis

The true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Tuohys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Tuohys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.

Film Details

Also Known As
Blind Side, Blind Side - l'éveil d'un champion, Blindside, Un sueño posible
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Sports
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Decatur, Georgia, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

The true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Tuohys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Tuohys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.

Crew

Erika Abrams

Production Coordinator

Rob Acox

Grip

Amjad Albasel

Song

Noah Amos

Assistant Editor

Reid Andrews

Generator Operator

Patricia Androff

Hair Stylist

Chris Antignane

Electrician

Brad Arensman

Post-Production Supervisor

Charlie Arnold

Driver

Jerry Ashworth

Driver

Ralph Astarita

Driver

Zombie Bank

Song Performer

Tom Barrett

Best Boy Grip

W Basquette

Video Assist/Playback

Jamie Baxter

Digital Effects Artist

Ryan Beadle

Software Engineer

Steve Beganyi

Colorist

Samuel W Beitz

Driver

Stephanie Beman

Craft Service

Susan Benjamin

Set Decorator

Paul Benz

Assistant Editor

Christine Bergren

Music

Janella Bersabal

Extras Casting Assistant

Keith Bilderbeck

Sound Effects Editor

Thomas S Bolin

Construction Coordinator

Timothy M. Bourne

Executive Producer

Michael Bradford

Song

Hugh Braselton

Camera Assistant

Micaela Brown

Assistant

Dave Brubeck

Song

Kenneth Bryant

Gang Boss

Kelly Bunkley

Assistant

Carter Burwell

Original Music

Carter Burwell

Music

Matthew Butler

Greensman

Dean Butterworth

Song Performer

Steve Caldwell

Digital Effects Artist

Dwight Campbell

Loader

Rick Canelli

Adr

Brigid Lynn Cappelletti

Grip

Dennis Carter

Transportation Captain

David Champion

Set Production Assistant

James Cheshire

Special Effects Technician

Eric Ciano

Coach

Howard J Clark

Driver

Carl Clifford

Unit Production Manager

Yolanda T Cochran

Coproducer

Keith Collis

Transportation Coordinator

Michael Corenblith

Production Designer

Stephen Crowley

Rigging Gaffer

Sean Cruz

Electrician

Erin Cullen

Rotoscope Animator

Joe D'alessandro

Camera Operator

Sam Dabbs

Digital Effects Artist

Jesse Daniel

Set Production Assistant

Joe Davis

Driver

Karen Davis

Assistant Director

Terry Dent

Driver

Casper Dezwarte

Assistant

Matt Dike

Song

Michael Dillon

Visual Effects Producer

Bob Dipiero

Song

Dan Diprima

Song

Dan Diprima

Music Editor

Daniel Dirks

Wardrobe

Kenneth Dodson

Editorial Production Assistant

Mark Dornfeld

Visual Effects Supervisor

Scott Dougherty

Visual Effects Producer

Tom Douglas

Song

Nick Drake

Song

Sierra Drucker

Music Coordinator

Kate Duke

Costumer

Lawrence Edwards

Song Performer

Lawrence Edwards

Song

Sue Egalite

Driver

Mary H. Ellis

Sound Mixer

Lea Enslin

Accountant

Allen Evans

Grip

Eddie Evans

Key Grip

Allison Ewart

Coordinator

Michael Farrow

Music Scoring Mixer

Matthew S Feher

Song

Michele Ferrone

Visual Effects Producer

Five For Fighting

Song

Five For Fighting

Song Performer

Mark Fincannon

Location Casting

Sharon Fincannon

Location Casting

Michael J Fisher

Coordinator

David Fletcher

Special Effects Supervisor

Mary Ford

Song Performer

Latisha Fortune

Production Coordinator

Donny Fowler

Electrician

Adam Gass

Visual Effects Editor

Romain Gateau

Assistant Property Master

Sandy Gendler

Sound Effects Editor

Chris Gennarelli

Colorist

Jon Gilutin

Song Performer

Jon Gilutin

Song

Don Givens

Foley Mixer

Oscar Gonzalez

Caterer

Kayse Goodell

Set Production Assistant

Charles E Graydon

Driver

Sarah Grieshammer

Digital Effects Artist

Tony Griffin

Assistant Director

Nick Grimm

Assistant

Brian Gunter

Camera Operator

Charles R. Gunter

Gang Boss

Thomas Hall

Foreman

Caroline Hamilton

Editorial Production Assistant

Nancy Hamilton

Song

Veronica Hampton

Assistant Director

John Lee Hancock

Screenplay

Willa Grace Hancock

Illustrator

Rick Harper

Painter

Derek Harris

Driver

Ed Hartman

Song

Ed Hartman

Song Performer

Dion Hatch

Visual Effects Supervisor

Michael Hatzer

Colorist

Lawrence Heap

On-Set Dresser

Chris Heim

Sound

T.a. Henderson

Hair Stylist

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Robert Hicks

Stunts

Lisa Hitt

Medic

K.c. Hodenfield

Coproducer

K.c. Hodenfield

Assistant Director

Roxie Hodenfield

Hair Stylist

Tor Hodenfield

Set Production Assistant

Fred T Holloway

Construction

Sandy Holt

Adr Voice Casting

Damian Holton

Assistant

Lindsay Hoppe

Digital Effects Artist

Brad Howard

Driver

Oliver Hug

Music Editor

Chris Hunter

Graphics Coordinator

Gail Hunter

Script Supervisor

Patrick Ingram

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Clinton Ivie

Painter

Anthony Jacobs

Grip

Micah James

Office Production Assistant

Ingrid Johanson

Production Coordinator

Broderick Johnson

Producer

Daniel Johnson

Song

Devin Johnson

Assistant Sound Editor

Jon Johnson

Supervising Sound Editor

Kai Johnson

Stunts

Revell Johnson

Driver

Linda Johnston

Driver

Chris Jones

Camera Operator

Chris Jones

Steadicam Operator

Robert Kempf

Key Rigging Grip

Steven J. Kerlagon

Scenic Artist

Amir Khan

Set Production Assistant

Ryan King

Song Performer

Alar Kivilo

Dp/Cinematographer

Alar Kivilo

Director Of Photography

Johanna Klingenberger

Accounting Assistant

Andrea Knaub

Assistant Costume Designer

Taylor Knight

Hair

Andrew Kosove

Producer

Ashley Kravitz

Script Supervisor

Ronna Kress

Casting Director

Paulina Kuszta

Visual Effects

Tom Ladnats

Song

Holiday Landa

Art Department Coordinator

Kristine Lankenau

Rotoscope Animator

Allan Lanning

Song Performer

Vanessa Lapato

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Marjorie Leder

Production Accountant

Sherri Angela Leger

Loader

Michael Lewis

Source Material

Morgan Lewis

Song

David Lingenfelser

Visual Effects Supervisor

Kevin Lingenfelser

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mark Livolsi

Editor

Ashley J Llorens

Song Performer

Ashley J Llorens

Song

Sara Lohman

Assistant

Antonio Ramirez Lopez

Caterer

Marc Lulkin

Color

Brian Magerkurth

Sound

Melanie Manning

Assistant Location Manager

Ric Markmann

Song Performer

Alex Marlowe

Song

Andy Martin

Stunt Coordinator

Donna Martin

Makeup Artist

Betty Matejke

Script Coordinator

David Matusek

Assistant Editor

Frank Maurer

Digital Effects Artist

Daniel May

Song Performer

Daniel May

Song

Nate Mays

Driver

Emma Mcgill

Assistant

Tim Mcgraw

Song Performer

Brendan Mchale

Special Effects Technician

Cathy Mcmahon

Tutor

Drew Meyers

On-Set Dresser

Julia Michels

Music Supervisor

Walter Mikowlski

Construction Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Blind Side, Blind Side - l'éveil d'un champion, Blindside, Un sueño posible
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Sports
Release Date
2009
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Decatur, Georgia, USA; Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Award Wins

Best Actress

2010
Sandra Bullock

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2009 award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Sandra Bullock) by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

Released in United States Fall November 20, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2010

Based on the book "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game" written by Michael Lewis published by W.W. Norton; October 2, 2006.

Project was previously in development at 20th Century Fox, which originally bought the rights to the book for a reported $200,000 against $1.5 million.

Released in United States Fall November 20, 2009 (2850+)

Released in United States on Video March 23, 2010