12 Mighty Orphans Movie

12 Mighty Orphans movie poster

Who's Involved:

Luke Wilson, Kelly Frye, Robert Duvall, Ty Roberts, Scott Haze, Lane Garrison, Treat Williams, Wayne Knight, Ron White, Angelique De Luca, Jacob Lofland, Martin Sheen, Michael De Luca, Vinessa Shaw, Jake Austin Walker, Carlson Young, Heath Freeman, Natasha Bassett, Brinton Bryan, Houston Hill, Tyler Silva, Lucy Faust

Release Date:

Friday, June 11, 2021 (Limited)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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

... Coach Rusty Russell

"The Swing Of Things" , "Meadowland"  

... Doc Hall

"Judas And The Black Messiah" , "The Amazing Spider-Man"  

... Mason Hawk

"Lucky You" , "Widows"  

... Juanita Russell

"Big Miracle" , "Clinical"  

... Frank Wynn

"Jurassic Park 3D" , "The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee"  

... Hardy Brown

"The Chaperone"  

... Amon Carter

"Barefoot" , "Christmas on the Square"  

... Sheriff Red Wright

"Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie "  

"The Sound of Freedom" , "Antlers"  




Who's making 12 Mighty Orphans: Crew List

A look at the 12 Mighty Orphans behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ty Roberts last directed The Iron Orchard. The film's writer Ty Roberts last wrote The Iron Orchard.


Ty Roberts


Ty Roberts


Brinton Bryan
Houston Hill
Angelique De Luca
Michael De Luca

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Production: What we know about 12 Mighty Orphans?

Key Facts

  1. Adaptation of the book "Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football" by Jim Dent .

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2021: The film was in Completed status.
  2. February 2021: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. August 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  4. July 2019: The film was in Development status.

12 Mighty Orphans Release Date: When is the film coming out?

12 Mighty Orphans is coming out in 2021 on Friday, June 11, 2021 (Limited release). There are 3 other movies coming out on the same date, including The Misfits, In the Heights and Domino: Battle Of The Bones.

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