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.
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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.