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Release: 1993-09-18
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Rudy
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Rudy Sack Final Scene
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Clip Description
At the final home game, Steele invites Rudy (Sean Astin) to lead the team out of the tunnel onto the playing field. As the game comes to an end, and Notre Dame is ahead, Coach Devine (Chelcie Ross) sends all the seniors to the field, but refuses to let Rudy play, despite the pleas from Steele and the assistant coaches. As a "Rudy!" chant spreads from the Notre Dame bench into the stadium, and the offensive team, led by tailback Jamie O'Hare, overrules Devine's call for victory formation and they score another touchdown instead. Devine finally lets Rudy enter the field with the defensive team on the final kickoff. Rudy stays in for the final play of the game, sacks the Georgia Tech quarterback, and to cheers from the stadium, is carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates. Also, the real Ruettiger appeared in a cameo as a fan behind Rudy's father and brother during the final scene.
Movie Description
Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team.
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