“Sometimes a winner is a dreamer who just won’t quit.”
The trailer for the biographical sports film, “Rudy,” sums up the movie well—the story young man who dreams of playing college football at the University of Notre Dame, despite lacking the money, grades, and athletic ability to do so.
After years of rejections, Rudy overcomes dyslexia, improves his grades at a junior college, and is eventually accepted into Notre Dame, where he convinces a coach to allow him onto the practice squad. He’s kept off the field until his last opportunity to play, when the head coach finally allows Rudy to play—and play he does, sacking the opposing team’s quarterback.
Rudy is carried victoriously off the field, and in the epilogue of the film, it is made known that no other player for Notre Dame has been carried off in such manner.
Rudy never quits, never gives up trying to improve himself, even when he is ridiculed repeatedly, called crazy, and denied his dreams. He doesn’t stop until the door opens.