EPIX | 4:05 pm

Sean Astin stars in the title role as a middling student and athlete from a working-class background who dreams of playing football at Notre Dame. Hollywood embellishes a bit on the details, but Rudy's story of determination against all odds is true. Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton and Lili Taylor co-star in this 1993 drama from director David Anspaugh and writer Angelo Pizzo, who also collaborated on "Hoosiers."