|Starring||Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty, Sean Astin|
|Genre(s)||Biography, Drama, Sport|
|Honor(s)||Truly Moving Picture Award Winner|
Ever since he was a little boy, Rudy Ruettiger has dreamed of attending the University of Notre Dame, and playing on the Fighting Irish football team. However, Rudy’s dream doesn’t seem very practical; Daniel, his father, works in a steel mill and can ill afford to send his son to Notre Dame, while Rudy’s grades are not especially impressive, and standing at “five-feet-nothing, a-hundred-and-nothing,” Rudy is hardly built for the gridiron. However, with the help of Father Cavanaugh, a sympathetic priest, Rudy is admitted to nearby Holy Cross, and in his junior year manages to squeak into Notre Dame as a transfer student.