Based on a true story, this film tells the story of a young man who grows up yearning to play football for the University of Notre Dame. Physically small, with little athletic ability, and without the academic background even to gain acceptance into the school, Rudy still pursues his dream. Sean Astin embodies the eponymous character’s heart, buoying this Capraesque film to great emotion.
***¼ (out of *****)
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