Has anyone else seen this flick? In sixth grade, we watched it during a movie day before a holiday. I picked up a copy when I saw it in Walmart's bargain bin a while back. I finally got around to watching it again. What an unbelievable movie. There are plenty of "true story" inspirational sports movies. But few set their bar of success so low, nor base the core of the film in hope - not talent. Every step of the way is a challenge for that poor little bastard, and he pursues it to the point of being irritation. Is it cloying? Sure. Manipulative? Hell yes. But it one of the few films that understands what it truly means to believe in something - to hope so much that you'll throw your everything into it. I only wish I had the passion he had. And one of Jerry Goldsmith's most rousing scores, to boot.