Based on the true story of Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed. When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael's skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft. Written by
Based on the extraordinary true story
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references
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20 November 2009 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $34,119,372,
22 November 2009
Gross USA: $255,959,475, 3 June 2010
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $309,208,309, 3 June 2010
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
At the beginning of the film, "Big Tony" Hamilton takes his son Steven to see if he can be enrolled at Wingate and takes Michael with him. Supposedly both students are admitted, but Steven is never seen again. However, a deleted scene on the DVD shows the two students getting picked up from school, and Steven breaks the news to Michael that his father's girlfriend does not want Michael to come home with them. He says Michael is still welcome to rides, but Michael declines. "Big Tony" does appear at Michael's graduation, seated right behind the Tuohys. It could very well have been Steven's graduation also, or maybe Tony attended just to support Michael. See more
During Thanksgiving Dinner, the family is watching a football game with Ole Miss. There are very few college football games on Thanksgiving and Ole Miss did not play in one of them.
However, this game is the Egg Bowl, a match-up between in-state rivals Ole Miss and Mississippi State, which was historically always played on Thanksgiving Day from 1901 through 2003. Beginning in 2004, the game was moved to the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day. Leigh Anne Tuohy mentions in the movie that Michael was about to turn 18, which occurred in May 2004, so the game they were watching would have been on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 27 November 2003. See more
Leigh Anne Touhy
There's a moment of orderly silence before a football play begins. Players are in position, linemen are frozen, and anything is possible. Then, like a traffic accident, stuff begins to randomly collide. From the snap of the ball to the snap of the first bones, closer to 4 seconds than 5.
Leigh Anne Touhy
One-mississippi - Joe Theismann, the Redskins quarterback takes the snap and hands-off to his running mate. Two-mississippi - it's a trick play, a flea-flicker. And the running back ...
Family, school and sports photographs of the real Michael Oher and of the real Tuohy family are shown during the initial credits. See more
Not So Bad Marching Band
Written by Jeremy Sweet
, Amjad Albasel
and Sean Vega
Performed by Riverside College Marching Band
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