When the Game Stands Tall Captures Essence of High School Football

New Film Is Based on Real Life Triumph of California Coach and Athletes

With the promise of cooler weather approaching, America’s thoughts are turning to football. And the new film, When the Game Stands Tall , vividly captures the essence of what it means to compete.

Starring Jim Caviezel, When the Game Stands Tall is based on the real-life triumph of the De La Salle high school football team and the efforts of coach Bob Ladouceur, who inspired the down-and-out team to turn themselves around and set the stage for a story that won’t soon be forgotten in the world of sports — and beyond.

When the Game Stands Tall arrives in theaters Friday (Aug. 22).