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12 Mighty Orphans

12 Mighty Orphans
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Released: June 18, 2021
Director: Ty Roberts
Producer: Angelique Luca, Brinton Bryan, Houston Hill, Michael De Luca
Studio: Mongrel Media
Cast: Luke Wilson, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Jake Walker, Treat Williams, Kelly Frye, Carlson Young, Jacob Lofland, Lane Garrison, Lucy Faust
Genre: Drama
Length: 118 minutes

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12 Mighty Orphans Overview

During the Great Depression, high school coach Rusty Russell (Luke Wilson) gives up a privileged position to coach football at an orphanage in Fort Worth, Texas. The Mighty Mites go from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season, these underdogs and their resilient spirit become an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football. Whipping his young players into shape, they soon become an inspiration to their city, state and an entire nation.


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