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Plot: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive. Runtime: 131 mins Release Date: 22 Dec 2006
I saw this film on November 21st, 2006 in Indianapolis. I am one of the judges for the Heartland Film Festival's Truly Moving Picture Award. A Truly Moving Picture " explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life." Heartland gave that award to this film.This film is based on a true and tragic story. On November 14th, 1970, the Marshall University football team, football coaches, athletic staff, key alumni, and friends were flying home to Huntington, West Virginia after an away game against East Carolina. Their plane <more>
crashed killing all seventy five 75 aboard. How do a University and a small town of 50,000 people respond to a massive tragedy that affected so many students and town residents? This movie is about their struggle to come to grips with that tragedy.Without bitter rancor and with humility, some felt the University should start up a new football team and persevere through a long rebuilding process to honor the dead. Others, again without rancor and with humility, believed that starting up a football team would be too painful a reminder of the tragedy.It was decided to start a new football team immediately and play the next season in 1971. This movie is primarily about the difficulties of the development of the team.Matthew McConaughey plays the new Head Coach brilliantly and believably. He is a combination of country bumpkin enthusiastic huckster and a wise man. And he does it simply because he believes "Maybe I can help." He displays courage and perseverance and makes sacrifices with a career move that could throw him out of his beloved profession, head football coaching, forever. The town and University have to quickly break the Vince Lombardi-like notion that you play the game of football for one reason only to win. They learn how you play the game matters, and even simply showing up is a kind of victory too.This is a compelling story well told and very moving. FYI There is a Truly Moving Pictures web site where there is a listing of past Truly Moving Picture Award winners that are now either at the theater or available on video.
I graduated from Marshall University and grew up in Huntington, West Virginia, where the movie takes place, which of course, made this movie especially meaningful to me. I drove 300 miles to see the Premiere in Huntington two days ago, and the audience actually clapped during certain scenes, laughed quite a few times, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house at the end. Though it was extremely poignant for us West Virginians because there were people in the audience whose family members died in that horrible plane crash in 1970, and one of my high school friends was actually there at the <more>
crash site with her father who was a State Trooper, and I know other people who lost someone. However, aside from all that, this movie is extremely uplifting. When you are faced with such a horrendous tragedy as losing 75 people, 55 of whom were members of your football team with only a handful of players left as well as the head coach and family members of the football players and other university faculty, etc., it is completely devastating! I remember seeing scenes of the crash on TV, and it was horrible. And then to rebuild a team from scratch when no one even wanted to coach the Thundering Herd Marshall's football team ? That's totally amazing! And the way they went about it was ingenious! I didn't know a lot of the details of what happened after the crash or how hard it was to rebuild the team because I was 5 years old at the time, but the director/producer McG, the writer and all the actors really give you a sense of the horrendous loss that my hometown experienced and how they really did rise from the ashes to honor their teammates who perished on November 14, 1970. Even if you're not a sports fan, this movie shows the indelible spirit of the human condition and what you can accomplish if you really give 110%. Matthew McConauhey, Anthony Mackie and Matthew Fox and the entire cast gave absolutely incredible performances, and after the film ended Matt M and Matt Fox were both so choked up they could barely speak. And I guarantee that people who are not a little emotional after watching this film, then those folks didn't "see" what I saw--an Oscar-Winning film whether it gets nominated or not! Lynne Logan Novelist/Screenwriter and very grateful fan of "We Are Marshall"
As a parent of an existing student at MU, I feel every currently enrolled student, potential future student and their parents should see this film. Prior to my daughter's enrollment at MU, I had no idea of this tragedy. Even though one of the assistant coaches killed lived 5 minutes from me. In my daughter's years so far at MU, I've learned MU stands for tradition, history, and pride. This film depicts that in a most inspiring way. Matthew Fox deserves an award for his portrayal of Coach Red Dawson. Matthew McC. brings Coach Lengyel's personality alive on the big screen. The <more>
Director, McG, truly captured the emotion of the entire town. After seeing this film, I will never sit at that football stadium again without feeling the presence of 75 people looking down upon that field and smiling.I have never been in a theater where complete silence occurred. Within 10 minutes of the start of the movie, the only sounds you heard were the sniffles of the audience. Yes, its tragic but this movie shows you never let the "licks" life hands you get the best of you and win. Not only on the football field but in real life. Go see the movie but bring tissues.
Wow...I just got back from a preview showing of "We Are Marshall," and I am still in shock I'll admit it, I originally only went to see this movie to see Matthew Fox. I mean I like football, but normally I wouldn't go to the theaters to see a movie on it. I expected it to be like a lot of sports movies--good, but repetitive and forgettable. However, I was completely wrong. The movie is excellent on so many levels. The acting is extremely good. Matthew Mcconaughey is extremely likable as the head coach, Matthew Fox is incredible as the assistant coach especially his <more>
emotional scenes , and so is the supporting cast. The film itself is just extremely well-made as a whole, and extremely touching and moving.Right now, I feel really bad that the movie hasn't gotten more buzz than it has. It was one of the best movies i've seen in a long time. I am surprised that it didn't get nominated for any Golden Globes because it really is probably better than a lot of the movies that got nominated. But really, it is an extremely good movie, and not just your typical, cliché, sports movie. It was such a nice surprise, and I am really glad i decided to see it.
I was lucky enough to see an advanced screening of 'We Are Marshall' for audience research purposes therefore being part of the first audience in Britain to see the film.We were given a brief plot description when offered the tickets which didn't interest me to be honest I was more interested in seeing a free film! So when I went to see it I didn't know what to expect, just that apparently it is supposed to be very good and quite emotional.I was pleased to see that it managed to live up to that, as coming out of the cinema I felt it managed to stand by what I heard in being <more>
a very good film, in fact I would go so far as to say brilliant. Staying behind for a quick discussion about the film for research purposes, two people including myself rated the film as 'excellent', four rated it 'very good' and two somewhat miserable and stubborn people rated it 'good'.In my opinion, the film manages to portray the death of the football team in a tasteful and respectful way, showing the emotions of the characters in the way the town cared for the team. However, shortly after the plane crash I felt that the film stumbled into a very slow and boring corner. Luckily about twenty minutes later, the film manages to pick up very well. I found the remaining hour of the film very enjoyable and emotional, with a few humorous lines from Matthew McConaughey.I was also very pleased to see how well Matthew Fox managed starring in a feature film. Being only fifteen, my only knowledge of Fox is Jack form 'Lost'. I feel that he managed to play the character of Red very well - very quickly in the film, the role of Jack was soon forgotten.The ending to the film is done very well and manages to keep you in suspense, despite a quite predictable result. I was also quite surprised how little knowledge of the game football is needed. Being English, I can't say I have ever seen a game of 'American' Football, let alone understand the rules - I found myself thoroughly enjoying the action packed games despite knowing nothing of the sport.All in all, in my opinion this is a very, very good film which I strongly recommend. As said, I found a part of the film rather dull but felt 'We Are Marshall' delivered a second half so good, I soon forgot about it.Go see this film!
This was really a great movie for anyone that's spent time in West Virginia. I was very surprised at some of the things McG chose to cover in the movie. For instance, the Marshall coaching staff took a trip to Morgantown to ask Bobby Bowden WVU to teach them the veer. Everyone I've spoken to that is a WVU student or fan had no idea that happened, nor did anyone from Huntington. Very Emotional on many levels and I thought the writers, producers, and director really did the town of Huntington some justice by making it as real as possible and not "hollywoodville." There were <more>
some things that you could tell were thrown in there to make the story more dramatic, but the story was dramatic from the very beginning. You should really waste the 7 bucks to see this one....cause its absolutely worth it.
I saw this movie and, like a lot of people already, I really liked it. It's a good sports-movie but it's a great people-movie. The movie is apparently true to actual events and I think that is really what made the movie so good--it wasn't glamorized by Hollywood.Matthew M. did an excellent job. I think this is his best movie to date. His character was in a challenging position and MM played the part perfectly, balancing enthusiasm for the team, sympathy for the town, and really capturing the helplessness that Jack Lengyell experienced when faced with the mourning and confusion or <more>
anger of the people who didn't agree with the rebuilding of the football team.The whole cast did well with the grieving process, wonderfully portraying the desire to move on while still feeling the hurt of the accident. There was a scene from the movie shown in the trailer, when they look out a window and the town is there shouting "We are... Marshall!" For me, this was a very moving scene and I got a little teary!One thing for the parents who were thinking of bringing their families: I wouldn't say that there is "quite a bit" of language, but MM says the S-word several times. There is other, mild language, but this stood out to me and I was surprised to find that it was only rated PG. It's definitely not enough to ruin the movie and is still good for the family with it's uplifting message about over-coming tragedy and hardship, but just be aware that some parents might not want their kids to hear some of it. I don't recall anything worse than the S-word... but there was some drinking.
Seeing We Are Marshall this past weekend in Los Angeles was a film we were anxious to attend, mainly because I am from Huntington, born and raised, attended Marshall for 2 semesters myself and personally knew 3 people who lost their lives in the crash. I was at home watching the tube on that eventful, cold November evening when the news service flashed the story. The film brought back a lot of memories and I learned quite a few things that I wasn't aware of how Marshall, it's coaches and the team's resurrection of the football program.My review is unbiased and not influenced in <more>
any way because I was from the city. First off, I was not actually expecting the film to be as good as I thought it would be. WB and their crew did an excellent job telling the story, working in the city and highlighting the action.WAM, brought out real emotion, cheers and tears for us and it was very uplifting and exciting to see a brand new college freshman football team have the spirit and heart to move forward and pursue their dream to compete again, rather than just give up and sit on the sidelines. I could think of no better actors for this part other than Matthew Fox or Matthew McConaughey to play the roles of the coaches. They had the coach persona down pat. Although I am more aware of McConaughey's work than Fox's, I think this role was one of MM best. He had the wit, the charm, the positive direction and inspiration to motivate a new team to go to the top and win, even though the team was basically started from scratch. He was tough but compassionate, wise and street smart, rational but realistic about the expectations of a totally new team who were very inexperienced and contemplating if they had a chance to even win a game.Reading many reviews from a variety of sources since the film was released, I found most of them encouraging and recommendations to see the production. What amused me however, were the critics less than pleased that this was just another football movie. Well, of course it was a film about college football. That is certainly obvious, what else could it have been? The characters were developed consistently as time and script allowed and seeing the team go through their workouts, venting their frustrations and emotions, was a bit enlightening, for us anyway.When Marshall played Xavier in their first season, I think that was the real highlight of the movie. It pushed my right-on buttons to the max! There were other things that were great in the film that brought back a variety of memories about Marshall and their place in football history. Of course despite the fact that I have first hand knowledge and some personal experiences realistically related to the film, you don't have to be from the town to see a very uplifting, true and inspiring story.Go out and see the film for yourselves and tell us what you think. I give it 4.5 stars out of 5
On the same day, Nov. 14, 1970, that a chartered Southern Airways Dc-9 707 jet plowed into a foothill in Huntington, West Virginia, a cyclone-driven tidal wave swept through the Bay of Bengal, killing thousands of Pakistanis.And even though only 75 aboard the jetliner perished, that story led the news for days after its occurrence. Of course, the real news was not the number of casualties on board, it was the specifics of who was lost that rainy evening.Among the 75 dead that night was most of the Marshall University football team only four injured varsity players did not make the trip ; the <more>
squad was coming home from Greenville, North Carolina, after dropping an afternoon game to the East Carolina Pirates, 17-14.Also killed were most of the club's coaching staff, including skipper Rick Tolley and Marshall Athletic Director Charles Kautz; as well as a state legislator, several Huntington city and civic leaders, six physicians and a group of prominent Marshall Thundering Herd boosters.The National Transportation & Safety Board was unable to determine the reason for the crash, although the two most likely explanations were improper use of cockpit instrument data; or an altimeter system error. Whatever the reason, the school, the town and especially the families and loved ones of those left behind had to endure a searing, white hot grief that only comes which such a sudden and tragic loss.Thirty-six years later, the pain is still intense in many areas of Huntington, and the newest Warner Bros. feature, "We Are Marshall," captures the mood and feeling of what it must to have been like on that memorable night of Nov. 14 so long ago.Director Joseph McGinty Nichol better known as "McG" does a brilliant job here, making a sports movie that transcends the game and becomes an instant classic. Fine attention is paid to period detail just look at the DC-9 jet in the background scenes early in the picture; its the same model that actually crashed while descending into Tri-State Airport , and the enterprise smacks of amazing authenticity.Then there's the acting. In my opinion, Academy Award nominations should go to Matthew McConaughey who plays replacement coach Jack Lengyel for lead actor; while David Strathairn "Good Night and Good Luck" , who plays the university president Donald Dedmon, and Anthony Mackie, as injured player Nate Ruffin, should pick up supporting nods I know this won't happen, but it should .After the devastating crash, most people in the town and on the university board would prefer to suspend the program, but Ruffin and most of the students feel different. A reluctant Dedmon sides with the latter group, but faces an uphill battle when he can find neither a coach to take Tolley's place or a sympathetic NCAA willing to let freshman players start for the varsity.Enter goofy, playful Lengyel, whose slow southern drawl hides a quick and complex mind. He not only convinces assistant coach Red Dawson Matthew Fox to come back to the team Dawson had given up his seat to Kautz at the last-minute and suffered survivor's guilt ever since , but he persuades Dedmon to petition the NCAA to grant Marshall an exception to the freshman rule.In a great scene, Lengyel also gets rival West Virgina coach Bobby Bowden to help the Thundering Herd learn the veer offense. "You're good," cracks Bowden. "You're really good." Still, with virtually no team, no chance to recruit quality players and the cloud of the disaster still hanging over the squad; this new group is expected to fail and only draw sympathy crowds for many seasons to come. Lengyel does his best to make sure that doesn't happen.A truly memorable motion picture with fine direction and terrific performances. One of the best pictures of 2006, by far.