Williamsburg Regional Library

12 Mighty orphans, Sony Pictures Classics presents ; a Greenbelt Films production ; a Michael De Luca production ; in association with Branded Pictures Entertainment, Carte Blanche, 12 Productions ; a Santa Rita Film Company production ; produced by Angelique De Luca, Ty Roberts, Brinton Bryan, Michael De Luca, Houston Hill ; screenplay by Ty Roberts and Lane Garrison and Kevin Meyer ; directed by Ty Roberts

The 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. Over the course of their winning season, these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up a privileged position so he could teach and coach at an 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
Based on the book by Jim Dent
Physical Description
1 videodisc (118 min.), sound, color, 4 3/4 in.
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  • Williamsburg Library

    515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US