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(2015) (Finn Wittrock, Aaron Eckhart) (PG-13)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Moderate
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Mild
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Mild

Drama: Despite being small, a football player excels in both high school and college, but must contend with a serious challenge that threatens his career.
It's 1966 and Freddie Steinmark (FINN WITTROCK) is a star player on his high school's football team -- thanks in part to the support his parents, Gloria (ROBIN TUNNEY) and Fred (MICHAEL REILLY BURKE) -- and he's drawn the romantic attention of new classmate Linda Wheeler (SARAH BOLGER). They're soon a couple and discussing the future, including Freddie's dreams of playing football at Notre Dame and then back in Denver with the Broncos on a professional level.

His diminutive size, however, has likely been the cause of no offer from Notre Dame or other schools. But his association with transfer quarterback Bobby Mitchell (RETT TERRELL) ends up getting both of them scholarships to play at the University of Texas under head coach Darrell Royal (AARON ECKHART). He likes what he sees in the boys and other players such as fellow quarterback James Street (JUSTON STREET), and it's not long before Freddie's steadfast determination earns him a starting spot on the squad as just a sophomore.

But as the physical demands of practice and the games take a toll on his body, it's unclear if Freddie will be able to maintain his output on the field, while his nagging pains increasingly worry Linda, coach Royal and others that something else might be amiss with him.

If they're into movies about football, they might show some interest.
For thematic elements, language and brief partial nudity.

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