McFarland, USA Movie

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Who's Involved:

Mark Ciardi, Kevin Costner, Gordon Gray, Maria Bello, Niki Caro, Morgan Saylor, Daniel Moncada, Carlos Pratts, Hector Duran, Grant Thompson, Chad Mountain, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois

Release Date:

Friday, February 20, 2015 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 2 hrs, 8 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Inspired by the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

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Crew: Who's making McFarland, USA

A look at the McFarland, USA behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Niki Caro last directed Mulan and The Zookeeper's Wife.


Niki Caro


Mark Ciardi
Gordon Gray

Production Company

Mayhem Pictures

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Production: What we know about McFarland, USA

Key Facts

  1. Rewrite of the script entitled "The Boys of McFarland" by Christopher Cleveland.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 17, 2014, the film was in Completed status.

On or about September 21, 2013, the film was in Pre-Production status.

On or about April 7, 2011, the film was in Announced status.

McFarland, USA Release Date: When was it released?

McFarland, USA was released in 2015 on Friday, February 20, 2015 (Nationwide release). There were 2 other movies released on the same date, including Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and The DUFF.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

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