When The Game Stands Tall

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Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

CFDb Review:

WAY beyond my expectations.  This is a film that can change your life.  Everything in our lives is about “THE MAN NEXT TO YOU!”  CFDb Movie Review.

When The Game Stands Tall

Film Description:

When The Game Stands Tall – which tells the true story of legendary De La Salle High School football Coach Bob Ladouceur, (Caviezel), and his assistant coach Terry Eidson, (Chiklis), who took the Concord California Spartans prep team from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak from 1992 to 2003 that shattered all records for consecutive victories in any American sport. Known as “Coach Lad”, Ladouceur had little experience coaching football when he was hired at De La Salle, but through his unyielding focus on character-building, faith, responsibility and commitment, created one of the country’s greatest football dynasties.

Inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame and widely considered the greatest prep football coach of all time, Ladouceur’s spectacular achievements during his 34 years with the De La Salle Spartans include a historic 12-year, 151-game run of consecutive wins, 20 undefeated seasons, seven national titles, five CIF Bowl championships, 17 state championships and 28 CIF North Coast titles. When Ladouceur retired in January 2013, he was the all-time winningest coach in California having amassed one of the highest-winning percentage of any coach (.934 percent) with his 399-25-3 record.

“On the surface, it appears that these players just won a lot of football games, but what makes this story so special is that this is a coach who placed little value on winning, instead focusing his players on giving a ‘perfect effort’ in life,” said producer David Zelon. “Underneath it is a resounding testimonial about how much more kids can achieve when they are challenged with responsibility and commitment.”

Release Date: (DVD/Blu-ray) December 9, 2014

(Parental Warning)

There is some controversy on this one because people are saying that the Lord’s name is taken in vain in this movie.  I’ve seen the movie two times and honestly didn’t hear it either time.  My understanding is that they are NOT referring to the typical taking the Lord’s name in vain otherwise we wouldn’t have even watched the movie, nor recommended it.  The Dove Review makes it clear.

When The Game Stands Tall Christian Movie Film

ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER
  • Jim Caviezel … Bob Ladouceur
  • Alexander Ludwig … Chris Ryan
  • Michael Chiklis … Terry Eidson
  • Laura Dern … Bev Ladouceur
  • Clancy Brown … Mickey Ryan
  • Ser’Darius Blain … Cam Colvin
  • Stephan James … T.K. Kelly
  • Matthew Daddario … Danny Ladouceur
  • Joe Massingill … Beaser
  • Jessie Usher … Tayshon Lanear
  • Matthew Frias … Arturo
  • LaJessie Smith … Jamal
  • Richard Kohnke … Rick Salinas
  • Chase Boltin … Manny Gonzales
  • Gavin Casalegno … Michael Ladouceur
  • Les Miles … OK Scout #1
  • Jesse Moore … OK Scout #2
  • Adella Gautier … T-Gram
  • Terence Rosemore … Landrin
  • Deneen Tyler … Veronica
  • Anna Margaret … Laurie
  • James DuMont … Gordy Wilock
  • David DeSantos … Mike Blasquez
  • Ricky Wayne … Marty
  • John Neisler … Announcer #1
  • Damon Lipari … Analyst
  • Michael K. McFarland … Cam’s Cousin
  • Hawn Tran … Sophomore
  • J.D. Evermore … Coach #1
  • Michael Fletcher … Older Black Vet
  • Kristopher Gordon … Heart Specialist
  • Marlon Favorite … Buster Matthews
  • Kimani Bradley … Rival Player
  • Morgan Roberts … Rival Player #2
  • Sam Malone … Frail Vet
  • David Kency … Dealer
  • Liann Pattison … Doctor
  • Teri Wyble … Jenny Ladouceur
  • Tom Bubrig … Mailman
  • Al Vicente … Sportscaster
  • Anthony Michael Frederick … Young Assistant Coach
  • Christopher Berry … Paraplegic
  • Sharon Landry … Nurse Ballard
  • Cannon Bosarge … Small Boy
  • Renell Gibbs … LaMarco
  • Mike Kimmel … Security Guard (Larry)
  • Jim Klock … Coach #2
  • Terry Dale Parks … Coach #4
  • Sandra Taylor … Nurse / Aide
  • Nathaniel Brown … Luis
  • Zac Waggener … Senior #1
  • Deric Augustine … Senior #2
  • Skyler Green … Player #2
  • Henry Frost … Player #3
  • Dane Rhodes … Guy
  • Robert Diago DoQui … Minister (as Robert Doqui)
  • Judd Lormand … Announcer #2
  • Huan Tran … Sophomore
  • Billy Slaughter … Hip Sports Reporter
  • Craig Tate … Basketball Kid
  • Donna Duplantier … Nurse
  • Ashtin Fortner … Soloist #1
  • Jonah Calderini … Emotional Player
  • Evan Cleaver … Announcer #3
  • Douglas Griffin … Referee
  • Steffie Grote … Pittsburg Pirates Cheerleader
  • Jay Huguley … Coach Towne
  • Jim Gleason … Sideline Reporter
  • Starlette Miariaunii … Pittsburg Pirates Cheerleader
  • Kenneth Kynt Bryan … Mardi Gras Reveler
  • Jon Arthur … Iraq War Veteran
  • Gus Rhodes … News Reporter
  • Rex Baker … Police Officer
  • Dakota Hill … Football Official
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When The Game Stands Tall, 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
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  1. mother hen says
    20 July 14, 8:00am

    One of the best Christian movies I`ve seen. Take your youth to see this one.

  2. christy friters says
    21 August 14, 11:43pm

    I went to see this movie tonight. I’m not into sitting around watching sports on TV but I love movies about sports. This is the best movie that I have seen for years and years. I enjoyed that it actually didn’t have any bad words in it and I enjoyed the cast. I don’t even know how to describe how very much I loved this movie! It’s actually a family film that would be great for all children to see! I will purchase it when it comes out on DVD to watch over and over and over again!!!

  3. eric says
    27 January 15, 4:09pm

    Very Bad movie. It was the Passion on a football field.

  4. Annelie says
    28 January 15, 8:57am

    So sorry you didn’t like it – it’s a true story and of course, there is only so much you can put in a movie.

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