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Title Year Length (Minutes) MPAA Rating My Rating
We Are Marshall 2006 127 PG 3.5 out of 5 ducks
November 1970. Marshall University's football team is returning from an away game when their plane crashes in bad weather as they approach their home airport; all 75 aboard perish (players, parents, and boosters). Three of the surviving four players, led by Nate, get the students at Marshall to rally the board of directors to retain the football program (the fourth player has a huge guilt complex about oversleeping, and now being alive; he doesn't return to the field). The University President, Dedmon, has no luck hiring a head coach, but Jack calls for the job (after trying to imagine the pain of the community's loss). Jack manages to convince Red to return as his role of assistant coach and recruiter -- but only for a year -- and they slowly put together a team, in part with the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association) to waive the rule about freshman playing varsity football. Jack doesn't take no for an answer, pushing Dedmon to get the NCAA waiver as well as the team to play at and beyond their limits. The first game is disastrous, Dedmon is fired by board president Paul, but the school beats Xavier in September 1971; despite that, they only win two games all season. In end notes, we hear Jack leaves in 1974, Red keeps his promise to quit after one year, Nate graduates, marries, and died in 2001, Dedmon gets another job, and see Paul's (dead) son's fiancee Annie up and move to California, which the young couple planned to do before he had died. The team didn't have a strong season until 1984, when it did really well for several years. During closing credits, we see original 1970 team photos and game footage. Moving film reel
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