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Movie Trailer: UT’s version of “Rudy” looks awesome

Director Angelo Pizzo (right) with Aaron Eckhart (middle) on the set of “My All American”, which is the famous story of former Texas football player Freddie Steinmark. It’s scheduled for a Nov. 13 release.
Director Angelo Pizzo (right) with Aaron Eckhart (middle) on the set of “My All American”, which is the famous story of former Texas football player Freddie Steinmark. It’s scheduled for a Nov. 13 release.

Notre Dame has Rudy, and now the University of Texas will soon share its own version of its inspirational football hero to the big screen.

No, it is not a coincidence that the filmmakers that brought you “Rudy” have released the trailer to “My All American” a couple of days before the University of Texas opens its 2015 football season at Notre Dame on Saturday in the South Bend, Ind.

Considering who made this film, Angelo Pizzo - the man that made “Hoosiers” and “Rudy” - the big-screen story of Freddie Steinmark should be a serious score. Steinmark was the safety that played for coach Darrel Royal’s national title team in 1969 at UT. Steinmark the ultimate little guy that could; he tragically died when he was just 22 after he sustained a leg injury that revealed a tumor.

The movie was filmed all around Texas, including at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium in June of 2014. I had the chance to talk to Eckhart, Pizzo and a handful of others as they shot a handful of the football scenes, and locker room sequences.

Here is the first trailer for the movie starring Aaron Eckhart:

The movie is now set for a November 13 release date, which means the producers believe it’s good. I cannot imagine this is going to be a bad movie. My money is on Pizzo for another Man Cry movie.

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