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"12 MIGHTY ORPHANS"
(2021) (Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen) (PG-13)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

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


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A Depression-era coach tries to form a football team out of orphans who've never played before and teach them some important life lessons along the way.
PLOT:

It's 1938 and Rusty Russell (LUKE WILSON), his wife, Juanita (VINESSA SHAW), and their young daughter have just moved into the Masonic Home and School of Texas where Juanita is going to be teaching English and Music, while Rusty will be teaching Math and Science. He also plans on trying to form a football team from the 150 orphans living there, even if there's no football field or equipment available and none of the students have ever played the game.

While the dean of sorts, Frank Wynn (WAYNE KNIGHT), treats most of the kids as inmates as well as free slave labor for the print shop run from the school, Rusty hopes to take a different approach with the help of resident physician Doc E.P. Hall (MARTIN SHEEN) who will also serve as his defensive coordinator. While rival high school coach Luther Scarborough (LANE GARRISON) dismisses the attempt, Rusty manages to field twelve boys who will have to play both sides of the ball.

Among those playing is Fairbanks (LEVI DYLAN), Snoggs (JACOB LOFLAND), Dewitt (PRESTON PORTER), Wheatie (SLADE MONROE), and Chicken (SAMPLEY BARINAGA), but the star player might be new to the fold Hardy Brown (JAKE AUSTIN WALKER) who's just arrived at the school, having witnessed his father's murder.

With the odds stacked against them in every way imaginable, Rusty and Doc Hall try to get the boys ready for their first game, and due to them mostly being undersized compared to their competition, must come up with a new way of playing to give them a chance to win.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
They might if they're into football - or are interested in a story about orphans banding together to win - but the period setting might lessen some interest.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For violence, language, some suggestive references, smoking and brief teen drinking.


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