Radio: The real life story of Robert 'Radio' Kennedy. Together with football head coach Harold Jones (Ed Harris – The History of Violence, Pollock), Radio (Cuba Gooding Jr. – Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets), a developmentally challenged young man, inspires a football team at Hanna High, South Carolina to become champions and a town to open their hearts. Coach Jones, much to the chagrin of Principal Daniels (Alfre Woodard – Scrooged, Grand Canyon), encourages Radio to help out with the football team and eventually this brings Radio out of his shell, but disturbs a few of the players and town residents. Director Mike Tollin (Summer Catch) successfully walks the thin line of making this a touching film without letting it become too corny. Good performances by Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding Jr make the film that much better. A film that is touching because you know it is based on a true story.
-"Tuning In: The Making of Radio"
-Writing Radio featurette
-The 12-hour football games of Radio featurette
-Trailers of Radio, 50 First Dates, Big Fish, Mona Lisa Smile, Something's Gotta Give, Spellbound, and Rudy
Jerry Maguire: This film that will stick in people's minds as Renee Zellweger's coming out party. She 'had us' from this movie. Jerry Maguire is a typical Cameron Crowe (Say Anything, Elizabethtown) film; it demonstrates his ability to perfectly depict human reactions to different situations, makes us laugh and cry and has a great soundtrack. Jerry Maguire (Tom Cruise – War of the Worlds, Far and Away) is a sports agent who has an epiphany one evening and realizes that he does not like what he has become nor what his job represents. After typing up a mission statement late one evening and circulating it at work he loses his job. The only employee that decides to come with him is accountant Dorothy Boyd (Renee Zellweger – Cold Mountain, Nurse Betty), a single mother who lives with her sister (Bonnie Hunt – Cheaper By The Dozen 2, Rain Man). Jerry has to straighten out his life and resurrect his career despite the fact that he has only one client left, crazy football player Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding Jr. – A Few Good Men, Outbreak).
Rudy: Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin – The Goonies, The War of the Roses) is from a blue collar family that works at the local steel mill and is fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. For as long as he can remember Rudy has wanted to play football for Notre Dame, but he has been told that he is too small, not talented enough and does not have the grades to get into Notre Dame. Despite all the odds against him, Rudy goes to extreme lengths to realize his dream of playing football for Notre Dame. Another film that is based on a true story, Rudy is an inspirational film that will have you cheering for this average Joe who is an inspiration to all armchair quarterbacks out there. Director David Anspaugh (Hoosiers, Moonlight and Valentino) knows how to direct sports films and the football scenes in this film are some of the most realistic you will see.
-Rudy: The Real Story
-Bonus trailers for Jerry Maguire and Brian's Song
-First down with Sean Astin