We are Marshall
Blu-ray | Blue BD Case Official Pre-Sell Date: July 24, 2007
Studio: Warner Bros.
Theatrical Release: 12/22/06
Theatrical Box Office (M): $43.55
Genre(s): Drama, Sports-Themed
Rating Comments: Rated PG for emotional thematic material, a crash scene, and mild language.
Synopsis: Based on true events, "We Are Marshall" tells the inspiring story of how a small town in West Virginia, steeped in the rich tradition of college football, struggled to cope with a devastating loss and restore their community after one of the worst disasters in the history of American sports. On the evening of Saturday, November 14, 1970, a chartered jet carrying Marshall University's football team, coaches and fans, was on its way home from a hard-fought game in North Carolina. Less than a minute before its scheduled landing at Tri-State Airport, the plane crashed in the Appalachian Mountains, killing everyone aboard: 37 players, eight coaches and university staff, the flight crew, and 25 prominent Huntington citizens who had made the trip as they always did to cheer their "Thundering Herd." In the aftermath of this stunning tragedy, university president Dedmon (DAVID STRATHAIRN) prepared to suspend the school's football program for the season--perhaps indefinitely. Assistant coach Red Dawson (MATTHEW FOX), who narrowly missed the ill-fated flight, couldn't face going back onto the field. But in Huntington, Marshall football has always been more than a sport: it's a way of life. And this town would rally to save it. After some initial setbacks, they found hope and strength in the leadership of outsider Jack Lengyel (MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY), a young coach determined to rebuild Marshall's football program and, in the process, help to heal the community. Less than a year later, on September 18, 1971, Marshall University's brand new Thundering Herd was poised to stage one of the greatest comebacks in collegiate sports. A raw, youthful and inexperienced squad, patched together under the guidance of Lengyel and Dawson, they would defy overwhelming odds just to march onto the gridiron for the school's first game since the accident. That season, it didn't matter whether Marshall won or lost.
Actors: Matthew Mcconaughey, Anthony Mackie, Matthew Fox
Copyright Info: (c) 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.
Product Type: Sell Through
Latest Promotion: New Release
Announce Date: 5/3/07
Order Date: 8/14/07
Street Date: 9/18/07
Closed Captioning: Yes
Rating Comments:Rated PG for emotional thematic material, a crash scene, and mild language.
Packaging Type: Blue BD Case
Media Quantity: 1
Soundtrack Language: English
Run Time: 131
Units per Carton: 30
Subtitles: English SDH, English, Francais, Latin Spanish
Aspect Ratio: Original Aspect Ratio - 2.40, Widescreen [16:9 Transfer]
Sound Quality: English: Dolby Surround 5.1
Francais (Q): Dolby Surround 5.1