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7 Movies Based on a True Story (That Are Complete Bullshit)

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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:58 am

nietoperz wrote:I know nothing about this Rudy guy - what's the story?


It's just your basic Little Engine that Could story of a guy who's too small overcoming the odds to play on a sports team. It's about American Football.
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Postby nietoperz » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:58 am

OK, so in real life he's actually a heel?
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Postby Spidey-Man » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:59 am

MoneyMelon wrote:A small scrappy guy with a big heart beats all odds to make it to the Notre Dame football team.

It's sappy but still a good movie.


Yes. This too :-D

Basically, it's like Rocky but college football :wink:

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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:00 pm

nietoperz wrote:OK, so in real life he's actually a heel?


Yep. And the school in question is loved way way way too much by the media to the point where everyone that isn't a fan hates them. And the coach wasn't actually a dick and yet due to the movie is remembered as one.
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Postby Spidey-Man » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:00 pm

In real life, he's a motivational speaker IIRC.

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Postby nietoperz » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:01 pm

rdrsfn82 wrote:Yep. And the school in question is loved way way way too much by the media to the point where everyone that isn't a fan hates them. And the coach wasn't actually a dick and yet due to the movie is remembered as one.


Yeah, I saw that last bit in the article: I just know nothing about the real guy. How come he's such a dick?
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Postby Spidey-Man » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:03 pm

This is his motivational speaker bio:

Against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, in twenty-seven seconds, carved his name into history books as perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. The son of an oil refinery worker and third of fourteen children, Ruettiger rose from valleys of discouragement and despair to the pinnacles of success. Today, he is one of the most popular motivational speakers in the United States. It took years of fierce determination to overcome obstacles and criticisms, yet Ruettiger achieved his first dream - to attend Notre Dame and play football for the Fighting Irish. As fans cheered "RU-DY, RU-DY," he sacked the quarterback in the last twenty-seven seconds of the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in the school's history to be carried off the field on his teammates' shoulders.

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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:06 pm

nietoperz wrote:Yeah, I saw that last bit in the article: I just know nothing about the real guy. How come he's such a dick?


He's one of those guys that constantly brings up his accomplishments and thinks he's the greatest guy in the world. You'd have to hear him talk but he's a lot like a bunch of people you've met in everyday life that are assholes.
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Postby Spidey-Man » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:10 pm

Well, he's basically made his whole life, and a decent chunk of change apparently, based on 27 seconds when he was 26.

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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:15 pm

Spiderrob wrote:Well, he's basically made his whole life, and a decent chunk of change apparently, based on 27 seconds when he was 26.


And that should tell you all you need to know about what kind of guy he is.
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Postby kingofcities » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:19 pm

In the footage it looks like Rudy had help. :-D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wpzcWJtLys
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Postby Zechs » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:35 pm

Spiderrob wrote:is he?

he was so nice in the movie :D


That's cause you didn't see 24 S5 when Rudy was promoted to Director of CTU and was an uber dick plus almost caused the destruction of America and Jack Bauer.
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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:36 pm

Frost wrote:That's cause you didn't see 24 S5 when Rudy was promoted to Director of CTU and was an uber dick plus almost caused the death of America and Jack Bauer.


In fairness he did end up sacrificing himself to save everyone else.
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Postby Zechs » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:43 pm

rdrsfn82 wrote:In fairness he did end up sacrificing himself to save everyone else.


Yeah but he was such a dick to everyone. Sure he made everyone chant one last time, "Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!" as that nerve gas hit his lungs while he saved CTU. But does that make up for almost screwing over America and Jack Bauer?
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Postby rdrsfn82 » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:44 pm

Frost wrote:Yeah but he was such a dick to everyone. Sure he made everyone chant one last time, "Rudy! Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!" as that nerve gas hit his lungs while he saved CTU. But does that make up for almost screwing over America and Jack Bauer?


I say yes, but I'm the forgiving type. Besides I like to think of him more as Fat Hobbit.
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