12 Mighty Orphans


Synopsis

12 MIGHTY ORPHANS tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. Over the course of their winning season these underdogs and their resilient spirit became an inspiration to their city, state, and an entire nation in need of a rebound, even catching the attention of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up a privileged position so he could teach and coach at an orphanage. Few knew Rusty's secret: that he himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football.

Home Entertainment Release Date

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Original Languages: English
Genre: Sports, Drama, Family



CREDITS

CAST
Luke Wilson
Martin Sheen
Robert Duvall
Treat Williams
Vinessa Shaw
Jake Austin Walker
Ron White
Scott Haze
DIRECTED BY
Ty Roberts

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Left to Right: Luke Wilson as Rusty Russell, Jacob Lofland as Snoggs, Martin Sheen as Doc Hall in 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS. Photo by Laura Wilson. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Center: Wayne Knight as Frank Wynn in 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS. Image by David McFarland. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Right: Robert Duvall as Mason Hawk in 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS. Photo by James Bland. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Wayne Knight as Frank Wynn, Vinessa Shaw as Juanita Russell in 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS. Image by David McFarland. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Center: Luke Wilson as Rusty Russell in 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS. Image by David McFarland. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Cast of 12 Mighty Orphans. Photo by Laura Wilson. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Jacob Lofland as Snoggs, Martin Sheen as Doc Hall in 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS. Image by David McFarland. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.