FAR FROM THE ASHES WE ROSE.
When the entire college football team of Huntington, West Virginia is killed in a plane crash, the town faces hurdles in their attempt to build a new team. A film based on the inspiring story of how Marshall University found their way back to success on the football field after the horrific crash in 1970, engagingly directed by the guy who previously bored us with the Charlie’s Angels movies. McG illustrates the emotions involved quite well; the cast is wisely chosen. There is of course a football game in the end that becomes pretty exciting… but if you can’t take clichés, be warned.
2006-U.S. 124 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by McG. Cast: Matthew McConaughey (Jack Lengyel), Matthew Fox (Red Dawson), David Strathairn (Don Dedman), Anthony Mackie, Ian McShane, Kate Mara… January Jones, Robert Patrick.