12 Mighty Orphans

Run time does not include previews1 hr 58 min | Drama | CCClosed Captioning | PG 13for violence, language, some suggestive references, smoking and brief teen drinking
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    PG 13 - for violence, language, some suggestive references, smoking and brief teen drinking
  • Genre

    Drama
  • Director

    Ty Roberts
  • Starring

    Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Vinessa Shaw, Luke Wilson, Treat Williams, Wayne Knight
  • Distributor

    Sony Pictures Classics

Synopsis

Tthe 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. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up his privileged position to teach and coach at the 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. Over the course of their winning season, these ultimate underdogs became an inspiration to their city, state, and entire nation.
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