About Rudy

Rudy Ruettiger wants to play football at the University of Notre Dame, but has neither the money for tuition nor the grades to qualify for a scholarship. Trying desperately to get out of the steel mill after his best friend dies on the job, Rudy gains admission to Notre Dame and begins to fight his way onto the school's fabled football team. This screening celebrates the film's 30th anniversary with a Director's Cut of the film, produced as a new 4K restoration with 13 additional minutes added to the film. [127 min; drama, sports; English]

Director David Anspaugh, writer Angelo Pizzo, and subject Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger will be at the Cinema, and a Q&A with the talent behind this iconic Indiana film will follow.

"Anspaugh directs this story as if he were conducting Bolero, carefully building climax upon climax as the story spirals to an underdog triumph." – Johanna Steinmetz, Chicago Tribune

"A film that hits all the right emotional buttons, it's an intelligent, sentimental drama that lifts an audience to its feet cheering." – Leonard Klady, Variety

Any film screened at IU Cinema may contain content that viewers find sensitive or upsetting. Visit our Audience Advisories page to learn more.

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