Friday, June 11, 2021 (Limited)
Plot: What's the story about?
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.
Poll: Will you see 12 Mighty Orphans?
Who stars in 12 Mighty Orphans: Cast List
Luke Wilson ... Coach Rusty Russell
"The Swing Of Things" , "All The Bright Places"
Martin Sheen ... Doc Hall
"Judas And The Black Messiah" , "The Devil Has a Name"
Robert Duvall ... Mason Hawk
"A Night in Old Mexico" , "Four Christmases"
Vinessa Shaw ... Juanita Russell
"Clinical" , "Side Effects"
Wayne Knight ... Frank Wynn
"Jurassic Park 3D" , "The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee"
Jake Austin Walker ... Hardy Brown
Who's making 12 Mighty Orphans: Crew List
Angelique De Luca
Michael De Luca
Watch: 12 Mighty Orphans Trailers & Videos
Production: What we know about 12 Mighty Orphans?
- Adaptation of the book "Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football" by Jim Dent .
- April 2021: The film was in Completed status.
- February 2021: The film was in Post-Production status.
- August 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.
- July 2019: The film was in Development status.