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CWR Reviews "When the Game Stands Tall."

I'll be seeing this one.

Sports movies seldom deviate from the “underdog” scenario. Many of the true-life sports stories to which Hollywood gravitates involve the “little guys” rising to the occasion and defeating the “big guys.” The formula speaks to the ethos of team work and perseverance that makes any sport engrossing. However, When the Game Stands Tall, directed by Thomas Carter (Swing Kids, Coach Carter), opens not with a hungry underdog, but with a seemingly invincible team riding the wave of a record-breaking winning streak. From 1992 to 2004, Coach Bob Ladouceur led the De La Salle Spartans High School (Concord, California) football program to an astonishing 151 consecutive victories.
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