RUDY tells the emotional, fact-based story of Daniel E. "Rudy" Ruettiger, a common man with high hopes--to play football at Notre Dame. Despite a small build, bad grades, and no money, Rudy sets out on an exhaustive, determined effort to achieve the seemingly impossible.
An indifferent student, Rudy (Sean Astin) is ridiculed by family and friends when he states his intention to join the team at Notre Dame University. When his parochial high school sponsors a field trip to the University, Rudy shows up, but is not allowed on the bus. "College is not for
everyone," a priest admonishes him.
Four years pass. Rudy goes to work in a steel mill with his father,...