We Are Marshall
My family loves this movie. We Are Marshall is based on the true story of the football program at Marshall University, virtually wiped out in November 1970 when the crash of a chartered jet took the lives of nearly the entire football team, the coaching staff and several prominent citizens of Huntington, West Virginia. The movie chronicles how Jack Lengyel took the job no one else wanted and worked to rebuild the football team – and the hope of an entire community.
It is a tear jerker, to be sure, but also the story of how we can find hope when all seems lost.
Runtime: 2 hr 11 mins
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%