1993 PG 1h 54m Blu-ray / DVD

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1993 PG 1h 54m Blu-ray / DVD
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In this fact-based drama about the triumph of the human spirit, scrawny high schooler Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) dreams of playing football at Notre Dame. But his father (Ned Beatty) can't afford to send him, so he ends up at a college across the street instead. Undaunted, Rudy eventually transfers to Notre Dame, where he takes on duties assisting the groundskeeper (Charles S. Dutton) and joins the school's practice squad.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French, Korean, Chinese Simplified, Thai
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English, French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
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age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Rudy includes some scenes of bitter disappointment and brutality on the football field (including bloody wounds and bruises) that might be inappropriate for younger or more sensitive kids. Expect some rough language ("s--t" and "ass" mostly), plus some drinking (Rudy gets drunk enough to reveal information that gets him kicked off the booster squad). A fiery plant explosion kills Rudy's best friend. The movie extols the virtues of perseverance and hard work; Rudy overcomes seemingly impossible odds to achieve his goal.

Sexual Content

In exchange for free tutoring, the outgoing Rudy approaches pretty college girls to introduce to his shy tutor.


A fiery plant explosion kills Rudy's best friend. When Rudy wins a place on the Notre Dame prep team, all his practice time is spent hitting other teammates as hard as he can. The harder he plays, the more his teammates and coaches respect him. The players are covered with bleeding wounds and bruises from their exertions.


"Bullsh--t," "ass," "crap," "goddamn," and "pissed off." A coach promises to "beat the s--t out of" guys trying out for the team. A character is called a "pussy."

Social Behavior

Persistence, sacrifice, and hard work pay off: Rudy overcomes dyslexia and spends two years at junior college to gain acceptance into Notre Dame and onto the "prep" squad of the football team, guys who help the actual players in practice.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

At a bar, Rudy gets drunk enough to reveal information that gets him kicked off the booster squad. Other scenes in bars.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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