Based on an Inspirational True Story
Discover Your Inner Champion
Channel your inner champion and brace yourself for this inspiring adventure based on a true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. This moving story features Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves,” “The Untouchables), Morgan Saylor (TV’s “Homeland”) and Diana Maria Riva (“NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Castle”) amongst others in this touching tale displaying the power of family, commitment and work ethic that transforms a cross-county team into champions. Bonus features include McFarland Reflections, deleted scenes, extended scenes and more!
In the tradition of Disney sports movies comes McFarland, USA based on a true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) in their predominantly Latino high school. Everyone has a lot to learn about each other, but when Coach realizes the boys’ exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it’s the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transform them into champions, and helping them achieve their own American dream.
There are a few movies that I enjoy that are not among my favorite styles of movies. I usually watch almost everything that Kevin Costner makes, because I feel he really is that good of an actor. This particular movie was one that I have been looking forward to for a while though. Because not only does it have a really good actor in it, but it’s a true life inspirational story. The story is not just about how a few kids out of no where make it big. It is about how a coach who has worn out his welcome everywhere else, takes a bunch of kids, that no one but their families care about, and make them into athletes and people that can hold their head up high and proud. He sees something that they do on a daily basis as part of their everyday lives and realizes that not only are they good, but they are likely amongst the best. If they had just a bit of support and training. So he convinces them, and the school, to take the chance and together they create a long lasting legacy that the town, the school as well as the kids, will never forget.
“Juntos” Music Video by Juanes
Deleted and Extended Scenes