12 Mighty Orphans

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): History Drama
  • Release year: 2021
  • Running time: 118 min
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. read more
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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. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up his privileged position to teach and coach at the 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. Over the course of their winning season, these ultimate underdogs became an inspiration to their city, state, and entire nation.

Original Release

06/11/2021

US Release

06/11/2021

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Cast

Luke Wilson Rusty Russell
Wayne Knight Frank Wynn
Carlson Young Annie
Jacob Lofland Snoggs
Lane Garrison Luther Scarborough
Ron White Sheriff Red Wright
Tyler Silva A.P. Torres
Sampley Barinaga Chicken
Rooster McConaughey Pop Boone
Kelly Frye Young Mary Jane
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ty Roberts

Writers

Ty Roberts, Lane Garrison, Jim Dent, Kevin Meyer

Cast

Producers

J. Todd Harris Executive Producer
Ekaterina Baker Executive Producer
Matt Barr Executive Producer
Ryan R. Johnson Executive Producer
Greg McCabe Executive Producer
Ryan Ross Executive Producer
George Young Jr. Executive Producer
Kyle Stroud Executive Producer
Martin Sheen Executive Producer
Mike Barr Executive Producer
Rhett Bennett Executive Producer
Scott Helbing Executive Producer
Thomas Pettinelli Executive Producer
Brinton Bryan Producer
Angelique De Luca Producer
Michael De Luca Producer
Lane Garrison Producer
Ty Roberts Producer
Dominic Cancilla Producer
Anne Fleitas Producer
Houston Hill Producer
Camille Scioli-Mcnamara Producer

Editors

James K. Crouch

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