Inspired by a true story, When The Game Stands Tall tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur, who took the De Le Salle High School Spartans from mediocre to outstanding, including an incredible 151-game winning streak that shattered all reco... Read More
- Blu-ray + DVD: $14.99
Dove Family-Approved for ages 12 & up.
MPAA Rating: PG
Run Time: 115 Minutes
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Video
- Format: DVD
- Release Date: Dec 9, 2014
- UPC: 43396439443
- Runtime: 115
- Language: English
- Volumes/Discs: 1
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- Quality and uplifting without being cliche by Samantha on 7/3/2016
Fantastic family friendly movie! When the Game Stands Tall is a quality and uplifting sports film without being cliche. Instead of simply being a football movie, it focused on character-building lessons that everyone can learn from.
Like in many of his movies, lead star Jim Caviezel is very calm and controlled in everything he says and does. But, if you see footage of the real coach, he seemed to be the same way.
- feel-good sports movie by Courtney on 2/26/2015
"What is it about a sports movie that can always bring a man to tears?" my husband said quietly as we finished watching When the Game Stands Tall.
We came down with some nasty virus on Christmas Day and the whole family spent the next three days doing nothing but laying around the house in PJs. Fortunately, we'd recently gotten a copy of the movie and we didn't have to go anywhere for some good family entertainment.
When the Game Stands Tall is a movie based on the true story of De La Salle's High School Football coach who led the team on a 151 game winning streak in the '90s. Of course, it's the feel-good sports movie you'd expect but it's also full of inspiring lessons that I'll remember on my runs for a while to come.
Coach Bob Ladouceur preached to his team (and I'm paraphrasing here), "I don't expect perfect plays 100% of the time. What I expect is 100% effort."
Whether you're a football fan or not, whether you can appreciate a feel-good sports movie or not, whether you're giving 100% effort or not, I recommend that you watch When the Game Stands Tall. This true story will help cure your post holiday blues and inspire you. I promise.
"Don't let a game define who you are. Let the way you live your lives do that."