• Publication date: September 3, 2014

We Are Marshall

Nate Ruffin was ill and missed the Southern Airways flight 932, which crashed on November 14th 1970, which held virtually the entire Marshall University ‘Thundering Herd’ football team and coaches aboard. Huntington, West Virginia residents and the campus students urge University President Donald Dedmon to reconsider suspending the football program indefinitely, and so he hires young new head coach Jack Lengyel while the NCAA allow freshmen to play on the new team…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2006

MBC Max:

February 15, 2015 15:30 (KSA) ~ February 15, 2015 14:30 (CLT)

Nate Ruffin (Anthony Mackie) was ill and missed the Southern Airways flight 932, which crashed on November 14th 1970, which held virtually the entire Marshall University ‘Thundering Herd’ football team and coaches aboard.

Huntington, West Virginia residents and the campus students urge University President Donald Dedmon (David Strathaim) to reconsider suspending the football program indefinitely, and so he hires young new head coach Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey), while the NCAA waiver the rule which prohibits freshmen to play on the new varsity team.

The new team is called the ‘Young Thundering Herd’ and is composed of 18 players, with the help of Red Dawson (Matthew Fox), the sole surviving member of the previous coaching staff, Jack Lengyel and the warm wishes of all of Huntington’s folk…

 

Starring:

  • Matthew McConaughey as Jack Lengyel
  • Matthew Fox as William ‘Red’ Dawson
  • Anthony Mackie as Nate Ruffin
  • Arlen Escarpeta as Reggie Oliver
  • David Strathaim as Donald Dedmon
  • Ian McShane as Paul Griffen
  • Kate Mara as Annie Cantrell

Directed by:  Joseph McGinty ‘McG’ Nichol

Rating:  PG for emotional thematic material, a crash scene, and mild language.