Interesting and uplifting story of a young man who won't let anything stopping him in realizing his ambitions... Yes, it was based on a true story about Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) who dreamed of attending Notre Dame University, and playing on the Fighting Irish football team.
Even when Rudy's dream doesn't seem very practical, with the help of priest Cavanaugh (Robert Prosky), Rudy is admitted to nearby Holy Cross, and in his junior year manages to squeak into Notre Dame as a transfer student. Rudy works as an assistant to the football stadium's groundskeeper, Fortune (Charles S. Dutton), to pay his tuition (often sleeping in Fortune's office since he can't afford a room), studies diligently, and appears at tryouts for the football team.
Almost every sports story is like this one... That doesn't mean that is bad... no, it is well made film, but without uniqueness... just a good workmanship!