Jim Caviezel Coaches Football in 'When the Game Stands Tall' Trailer
Just in time to be couple with Kevin Costner's return to sports drama in Draft Day this weekend, we have the trailer for When the Game Stands Tall, a typical underdog sports drama inspired by a true story. In this one, Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ, "Person of Interest") coaches an unknown high school football team and leads them to an unprecedented winning streak. But the unique angle comes from the fact that the story seems to really begin after the winning streak is over. Still, it looks like exactly what you would expect from a film like this, and it's a wonder we haven't seen a whole film parodying the cliches of these kind of cliche sports dramas. Anyway, plenty of football fans will probably still like this one. Watch?
Here's the first trailer for Thomas Carter's When the Game Stands Tall, originally from Yahoo:
When the Game Stands Tall is directed by Thomas Carter (Coach Carter, Save the Last Dance) and written by Scott Marshall (The Score, Men of Honor) based on the book of the same name. The film is inspired by a true story, detailing the journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport. Laura Dern, Michael Chiklis and Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) also star in the film which Sony Pictures releases in theaters late this summer on August 22nd. Is anyone interested?
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
"It's a wonder we haven't seen a whole film parodying the cliches of these kind of cliche sports dramas." Try 2007's "The Comebacks," starring David Koechner, Carl Weathers, and Melora Hardin.
David Daniel on Apr 11, 2014
Sooooooooooooo another Remember the Titans?! Although i like Jim Caviezel, football movies are just all played out already. Stopped caring for these after Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday.
Rock n Rollllll on Apr 11, 2014
We already have enough of these, thank you. Best one I've seen recently is 'Undefeated' documentary...The real deal.
az_mclovin on Apr 11, 2014
I prefer to think of this just as Mr. Reese in deep cover.
DAVIDPD on Apr 11, 2014
After the loss the team was 151-1. That's a pretty good record for this to be an underdog story.
redtie on Apr 12, 2014
MLTC on Apr 12, 2014
Well no need to see that, just watched the entire plot in a three minutes.
EdmondDantes on Apr 14, 2014
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