12 Mighty orphans/ director, Ty Roberts.
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures, 
Title from sell sheet.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
Wide screen (2.39).
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Luke Wilson, Treat Williams.
The true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went 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 became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up a privileged position so he could teach and coach at an orphanage. 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.
|Target Audience Note:||
Rating: PG-13; for violence, language, some suggestive references, smoking and brief teen drinking.
|System Details Note:||
DVD, wide screen (2.39); Dolby digital 5.1.
English or French dialogue; English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); closed-captioned.
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