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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.
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Who stars in 12 Mighty Orphans: Cast List
Luke Wilson ... Coach Rusty Russell
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Martin Sheen ... Doc Hall
The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Amazing Spider-Man
Robert Duvall ... Mason Hawk
Jack Reacher, Open Range
Vinessa Shaw ... Juanita Russell
Big Miracle, After the Fall
Wayne Knight ... Frank Wynn
Jurassic Park 3D, Back to the Outback
Jake Austin Walker ... Hardy Brown
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Who's making 12 Mighty Orphans: Crew List
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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 .
- 2021 - April: The film was set to Completed status.
- 2021 - February: The film was set to Post-Production status.
- 2019 - August: The film was set to Pre-Production status.
- 2019 - July: The film was set to Development status.
12 Mighty Orphans Release Date: When was the film released?
12 Mighty Orphans was a Limited release in 2021 on Friday, June 11, 2021. There were 9 other movies released on the same date, including Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, The Misfits and In the Heights.
As a Limited release, 12 Mighty Orphans will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.