Rated: PG Reviewed by: Frank Release date: October 13, 1993 Released by: Columbia TriStar
Sean Astin is perfect as Rudy, a kid from Joliet, Illinois who fights against all odds to gain admission to Notre Dame and eventually spend 27 seconds on the field at South Bend as a member of the "Fighting Irish."
With very little story to work with, Director David Anspaugh molds the character of Rudy into a full-blown hero. By the end of the film the audience can't help but cheer and applaud as Rudy achieves his dream.
The appeal may very well be for the many with normal skills and talents who watch sheer skills and talents who watch sheer grit and determination force a dream to came true.
If you want to feel good, go cheer for Rudy.