McFarland USA

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"Champions Can Come From Anywhere."
  • PG
  • 2014
  • 2 hr 8 min
  • 7.4  (35,885)
  • 60

In this drama, a white track coach takes over the helm of a struggling track team at a predominantly Latino high school. When the coach discovers that the team's athletes have real potential, he sets about teaching them how to believe in themselves. In 1987, football coach Jim White loses his job after he loses his temper and accidentally injures a team player in the locker room. He and his family relocate for his new job at McFarland High School in McFarland, California, which is predominantly Latino. The family has trouble adjusting to the Hispanic neighborhood and lament being unable to afford living in Bakersfield. White is first put as assistant football coach, but ultimately loses his coaching status when he pulls an injured player, Johnny Sameniego, out of a game, causing the crass Head Coach Jenks to ask him to step down. Discovering that some of his students are strong runners, Jim has Principal Camillo authorize cross-country as a sport and organizes an all-boys team. He enlists Sameniego's help and recruits Thomas Valles, Jose Cardenas, Victor Puentes and brothers David, Damacio and Danny Diaz. All seven have little hope for their future, specifically Valles, who has hardships with his father and nearly throws himself off a bridge before White stops him. Jim's devotion to the team leads to his own hardships with his family.

McFarland USA
McFarland, USA: Sergio Avelar On His Character
McFarland, USA: Sergio Avelar On His Character

Behind the Scenes - 33 sec

McFarland, USA (Trailer 1)
McFarland, USA (Trailer 1)

Trailer - 2 min 44 sec

McFarland, USA: Niki Caro On The Story
McFarland, USA: Niki Caro On The Story

Behind the Scenes - 52 sec

McFarland, USA: Elsie Fisher On Her Hopes For The Audience
McFarland, USA: Elsie Fisher On Her Hopes For The Audience

Behind the Scenes - 11 sec

McFarland, USA: Kevin Costner On What Attracted Him To The Story
McFarland, USA: Kevin Costner On What Attracted Him To The Story

Behind the Scenes - 20 sec

McFarland, USA: Morgan Saylor On The Story
McFarland, USA: Morgan Saylor On The Story

Behind the Scenes - 55 sec

Description
In this drama, a white track coach takes over the helm of a struggling track team at a predominantly Latino high school. When the coach discovers that the team's athletes have real potential, he sets about teaching them how to believe in themselves. In 1987, football coach Jim White loses his job after he loses his temper and accidentally injures a team player in the locker room. He and his family relocate for his new job at McFarland High School in McFarland, California, which is predominantly Latino. The family has trouble adjusting to the Hispanic neighborhood and lament being unable to afford living in Bakersfield.

White is first put as assistant football coach, but ultimately loses his coaching status when he pulls an injured player, Johnny Sameniego, out of a game, causing the crass Head Coach Jenks to ask him to step down.

Discovering that some of his students are strong runners, Jim has Principal Camillo authorize cross-country as a sport and organizes an all-boys team. He enlists Sameniego's help and recruits Thomas Valles, Jose Cardenas, Victor Puentes and brothers David, Damacio and Danny Diaz. All seven have little hope for their future, specifically Valles, who has hardships with his father and nearly throws himself off a bridge before White stops him. Jim's devotion to the team leads to his own hardships with his family.

McFarland USA is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 8 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 60.

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  • Release Date
    2014
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    2 hr 8 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (35,885)
  • Metascore
    60