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Rudy - Notre Dame

Rudy is a 1993 sports film directed by David Anspaugh.  It is an account of the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who dreamed of playing football at the University of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles.  It was the first movie that Notre Dame administration allowed to be shot on campus since Knute Rockne, All American in 1940.  In 2005, Rudy was named one of the best 25 sports movies of the previous 25 years.  The film stars Sean Astin as the title character, along with Ned Beatty, Jason Miller and Charles S. Dutton. The script was written by Angelo Pizzo, who created Hoosiers (1986). The film was shot in Illinois and Indiana.