12 Mighty Orphans

PG-13 | 1h. 58min.
Opened Friday, June 11th
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Synopsis

Tthe true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes - or even a football - to playing for the Texas state championships. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up his privileged position to teach and coach at the orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football. Over the course of their winning season, these ultimate underdogs became an inspiration to their city, state, and entire nation.

Director

Ty Roberts

Cast

Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Vinessa Shaw, Luke Wilson, Treat Williams

Advisory

Rated PG-13 for violence, language, some suggestive references, smoking and brief teen drinking