McFarland, USA Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2415

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 22

Theatrical Release Date: 02/20/2015

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 06/02/2015

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Niki Caro

Actors: Maria Bello, Kevin Costner, Elsie Fisher, Morgan Saylor, Vincent Martella, Daniel Moncada

Plot: Based on the true story of Coach Jim White and the 1987 McFarland cross-country team - in a rural high school in a depressed California county, head coach White plans to turn a group of novice runners into a championship team. -- Chris Kavan

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Evan Wheatley
Evan Wheatley
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“McFarland, USA” deemed pleasant and effective

Evan Wheatley - wrote on 10/21/2016

You’ve seen it countless times before. A non-traditional coach takes up a team of misfits and leads it to greatness. Did I mention that it’s based on a true story? Disney has presented viewers with this scenario in several movies such as “Glory Road,” “Miracle” and “Remember the Titans.” Despite this formula being overused and predictable, add in a great lead such as Denzel Washington, Kurt Russell or in this case Kevin Costner, and time and time again Disney will show you that it still works.

Costner plays Jim White, a football coach with a bad track record in previous coaching positions. Following this incident, he and his family move to McFarland, California: a rural, impoverished and primarily Hispanic community. He starts his new job as the assistant football …

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