When the Game Stands Tall

When the Game Stands Tall

"Its Not How Hard You Fall, Its How You Get Back Up"
  • PG
  • 2014
  • 1 hr 55 min
  • 6.7  (15,373)
  • 41

Taken from the non-fiction book by Neil Hayes, the film involves a legendary California high school football coach and his team with an incredible 151 game winning streak spanning over 12 years. It's an inspirational and motivational film, primarily for teens and families, full of character building buzzwords and phrases that inspire success through dedication and hard work. During the offseason, the team's head coach suffers a heart attack, and its star graduate with a scholarship to play for the Oregon Ducks is murdered on the street. About two weeks after these events, the team opens its season with a loss to a team from Washington. The film now deviates from reality when they suffer a second loss in a row. While in the hospital recovering from his heart attack, the head coach is visited by team members who learn true adversity and how to face it. Side stories involve the coaches wife and her support of the coach and the team, along with a heavy handed meddling father who pushes the coach and his own son to break a rushing record. The team and audience learn that everybody falls, but life is also about how you get back up.

When the Game Stands Tall
When The Game Stands Tall: College Offers
When The Game Stands Tall: College Offers

Clip - 1 min 1 sec

When The Game Stands Tall: Fall Emotional Final (TV Spot)
When The Game Stands Tall: Fall Emotional Final (TV Spot)

Trailer - 32 sec

When The Game Stands Tall: Laura Dern On What Made Her Want To Be A Part Of The Film
When The Game Stands Tall: Laura Dern On What Made Her Want To Be A Part Of The Film

Behind the Scenes - 27 sec

When The Game Stands Tall: Alexander Ludwig On Working With The Cast
When The Game Stands Tall: Alexander Ludwig On Working With The Cast

Behind the Scenes - 18 sec

When The Game Stands Tall: Michael Chiklis On Terry Eidson
When The Game Stands Tall: Michael Chiklis On Terry Eidson

Behind the Scenes - 42 sec

When The Game Stands Tall: Clancy Brown On What Made Him Want To Be Involved
When The Game Stands Tall: Clancy Brown On What Made Him Want To Be Involved

Behind the Scenes - 31 sec

Description
Taken from the non-fiction book by Neil Hayes, the film involves a legendary California high school football coach and his team with an incredible 151 game winning streak spanning over 12 years. It's an inspirational and motivational film, primarily for teens and families, full of character building buzzwords and phrases that inspire success through dedication and hard work.

During the offseason, the team's head coach suffers a heart attack, and its star graduate with a scholarship to play for the Oregon Ducks is murdered on the street. About two weeks after these events, the team opens its season with a loss to a team from Washington. The film now deviates from reality when they suffer a second loss in a row.

While in the hospital recovering from his heart attack, the head coach is visited by team members who learn true adversity and how to face it. Side stories involve the coaches wife and her support of the coach and the team, along with a heavy handed meddling father who pushes the coach and his own son to break a rushing record. The team and audience learn that everybody falls, but life is also about how you get back up.

When the Game Stands Tall is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 41.

Where to Watch When the Game Stands Tall

When the Game Stands Tall is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent When the Game Stands Tall for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2014
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 55 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (15,373)
  • Metascore
    41