Is "Rudy" a good blind buy??

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  1. Gary_O

    Gary_O Stunt Coordinator

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    Target has it for $7.99 this week. I've never seen it but have always heard good things about it. Anyone have any opinions on the movie, transfer, extras, etc??
     
  2. Steve O

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    Gary -
    Although I've never seen the DVD, I can definitely vouch for the film. In my opinion, this is the best football movie ever! The cover art is a bit of a spoiler, but it's still one that you'll watch again and again if you've ever played (or just plain love) the game.
    A keeper. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Inspector Hammer!

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    You'd be hard pressed to find a more uplifting and inspirational story Gary! [​IMG] I can't say enough about Sean Astin's performance in the lead role, he's just great. The message of going after what you want with dogged determination and not letting anyone tell you that you can't do it is powerful and genuin.
    The transfer looks beautiful on my 48" HDTV and the 5.1 mix is really decent and shows off Jerry Goldsmth's wonderful score very well, it also has it's own isolated track which is a big plus. They don't do isolated film scores nearly enough IMO, so it's nice to have that here. I would have loved to hear a commentary from either Sean Astin or the real Rudy Rudeger but sadly neither are featured on the disc. [​IMG]
    I would definitly say pick it up. [​IMG]
     
  4. David Lambert

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    Great film. Get it!
     
  5. David Rogers

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    It's one of those "uplifting" stories about a little guy who couldn't (but really could) finding within himself that which is necessary to could.
    A good flick, FWIW. And it has Samwise [​IMG]
     
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    Yes a great film and great dvd. And for 7.99 that's a steal! I got mine a couple of years ago I think for 19.99!
     
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    UGhhh, Stay away, far away!!!
    Rudy is #2 on my all-time worst movies ever made list.
    Sorry, I just don't find a movie about a sniveling whiny little tard, to be very inspiring. There is a scene in the movie in which Rudy jumps onto a chair and starts reciting football quotes, while we are supposed to find this inspiring, all I could keep thinking was that I'd like to knock that chair out from under the little bastard.
    Rudy is not presented as someone who triumphs over adversity, but someone who only thinks he has done so, because in the end, everyone takes pity the mental midget.
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  8. Chad A Wright

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    I enjoyed it a lot. Anyone else notice how Sean Astin tends to play small, not-so-bright people (or hobbits)?
     
  9. Evan S

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    Gary, don't listen to Brian...his opinion is in the vast MINORITY. This is a great film, one of the top sports movies ever made, very uplifting feel good type of picture and might be the best $7.99 you'll ever spend.

    I'd get it just for Jon Favreau. Try to spot him about 60lbs heavier than in Swingers!
     
  10. EricW

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    better yet, try to spot Vince Vaughn.
     
  11. todd stone

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    GREAT film. grab it!
     
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    Although I am not a Notre Dame fan, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The Jerry Goldsmith soundtrack is excellent.
     
  13. Robert Standefer

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    This film is on my top ten favorite films of all time.

    BTW, terms like "mental midget" and "tard" are offensive. Offensive opinions are the first to be dismissed.
     

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