December 22, 2006
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
MPAA Rating: PG (for emotional thematic material, a crash scene, and mild language)
Screenwriter: Jamie Linden
Starring: Anthony Mackie, Ian McShane, Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, David Strathairn, January Jones, Brian Geraghty, Matthew Fox, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Huntley Ritter
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: WeAreMarshall-themovie.com
"We Are Marshall" tells an inspiring true story set in Huntington, West Virginia, a small town steeped in the rich tradition of college football. For decades, players, coaches, fans and families have come together to cheer on Marshall University's "Thundering Herd." For this team and this community, Marshall football is more than just a sport, it's a way of life. But on a fateful night in 1970, while traveling back to Huntington after a game in North Carolina, 75 members of Marshall's football team and coaching staff were killed in a plane crash. As those left behind struggled to cope with the devastating loss of their loved ones, the grieving families found hope and strength in the leadership of Jack Lengyel, a young coach who was determined to rebuild Marshall's football program and in the process helped to heal a community.