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Kevin Costner stars in Disney’s McFarland, USA, a moving film based on an inspirational true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. When Coach Jim White (Costner) arrives to teach at a predominantly Latino high school, everyone has a lot to learn about each other. But when Coach discovers the boys’ exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it’s the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transforms them into champions — helping them achieve their own American dream. Experience this heartwarming celebration of the human spirit in McFarland, USA.
Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis Jr., Diana Maria Riva, Omar Leyva, Elsie Fisher, Natalia Cordova, Ben Bray, Adriana Diaz Chapa, Rigo Sanchez, Eloy Casados, Josh Clark, Chelsea Rendon, Daniel Moncada, Ashley Bravo, Chad Mountain, J. Downing, Brian Connors, Alex MacNicoll, Vincent Martella, Michael Tong, Baxter Frick, Juana Flores, Regi Davis, Connor Weil, Tyler Sellers, Anthony Renaud, Brian Hayes Currie, Sarah Benoit, Isabelle Ortega, Jorge Luis Padilla, Salvador Velez, Isaiah Gonzales, Catherine Toribio, Rosa Ochoa, Rebecca Silva, John Funk, Sean O'Connell, Jeffrey Sheller, Mariachi Sol de Mexico , Alfredo Lopez, Mark D. Thomason
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Critics Consensus: Disney's inspirational sports drama formula might be old hat, but McFarland, USA proves it still works -- especially with a talented director and eminently likable star in the mix.
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Common Sense Says
Poignant story about Latino runners a winner for families.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that McFarland, USA is an inspiring sports drama about a Mexican-American cross-country team from rural California. Based on a true story, the movie stars Kevin Costner as the team's coach, who's determined to guide a bunch of farm workers' kids into a team that's good enough to compete in the state's first cross-country championship. Although there are a few mature themes regarding class and privilege, as well as a couple of instances of fist fights, a possible suicide attempt, a knife fight that lands a couple of kids in the hospital, and a father who's aggressive toward his family, there are also tons of positive messages about teamwork, cooperation, and community. Coach White isn't perfect but means well and is devoted to his runners, and the portrayal of the students and their families is nuanced and uplifting -- most of the boys have hardworking, loving, intergenerational families.
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- Release Date:February 20, 2015
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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