When the Game Stands Tall

PG (for thematic material, a scene of violence, and brief smoking)
Running time:
115 minutes

Inspired by a true story, WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL brings to life the incredible winning streak of the De La Salle High School football team: 151 straight victories over 12 years. All along the way, as Coach Bob Ladouceur builds his seemingly invincible national powerhouse, he has emphasized purpose and significance rather than streaks and titles. But when real-life adversity leaves the team reeling, the Spartans must decide if the sacrifice, commitment, and teamwork they have always trusted in can rebuild what is now disintegrating around them

Release date:
August 22, 2014
Quick review:
Jim Caviezel stars as a high school football coach coming off a record winning streak whose faith allows him to face adversity with equanimity. A solemn, saintly take on a true story.