McFarland

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  128 min.
Release Date: February 20, 2015
DVD: June 2, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.40
based on 126 votes and 52 reviews
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Cast: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Carlos Pratts, Elsie Fisher, Vincent Martella

Inspiration: Jim White

Synopsis

During the 1980s, coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), who has taught at a number of high schools, winds up at McFarland High School in California, where the students are predominantly Latino.

The coach soon discovers that not only are the boys on his team exceptional athletes, but he also takes note of their work ethic, their commitment to one another and their strong family relationships. Despite the economic challenges his team faces, he takes them to compete at the cross-country championships.

Director: Niki Caro
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray
Screenplay: Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Grant Thompson

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  • 5 stars "If you are looking for a feel good movie with lots of happy smiles because of good feelings then this is a great movie for you. I loved it, so much family involved it just felt good."
  • 5 stars "Good movie hands down"
  • 5 stars "Fantastic feel good movie! Quite inspiring and I will definitely watch this many more times!"