Rudy

Factual error: In at least two scenes, cars from the 1990's can be seen, despite the fact that the film took place two decades earlier. (00:50:00)

Continuity mistake: In the scene that takes place right before the big game with Georgia Tech (the game Rudy plays in), the stadium shows the Penn State Blue Band on the field playing the Penn State fight song. The game then starts and Notre Dame is playing Georgia tech. (01:39:20 - 01:41:00)

Factual error: Rudy's high school, Joliet Catholic, was all male when Rudy attended. In the movie, however, there are girls in his class. (00:09:10)

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Trivia: One of the fans in the stands is actually Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger. He can be seen in the last few minutes of the film wearing a dark colored coat with a thick, light colored collar/lapel. Seconds after the actor playing Rudy runs onto the field near the end of the final game, you can see the real Rudy sitting directly behind the actress playing Rudy's mother. Then about 15 seconds after the game ending tackle, the actor playing Rudy's father turns around and grabs the real Rudy by the coat collar/lapel, then slaps his chest in joyful celebration.

Trivia: During the final game at the end of the movie, one of the Notre Dame players appears on the field with the name 'Favreau' on the back of his uniform. Jon Favreau is the name of the actor who plays Rudy's friend D-Bob in the film.

Trivia: The guy who played No. 75 (the one who starts chanting "Rudy") is the only actual Notre Dame football player in the movie. He is Peter Rausch, freshman class of 1987. Rausch was a highly recruited defensive lineman from Fort Meyers, Florida in 1987, but played very little due to injuries and health problems (cataract surgery, appendectomy). Rausch had already completed his eligibility, or his appearance in the movie would have been and NCAA violation.


D-Bob: Remember Elza? She's my girl now. We're engaged. Ain't that goddamn something?
Elza: Dennis.
D-Bob: Oh yeah, I ain't allowed to say "goddamn" no more.

Rudy: You're the only one who ever took me seriously, Pete.

D-Bob: We've had a hell of a goddamn run haven't we?

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Question: What is the name of the actor who plays Notre Dame player 75, last name Mateus? I can't find him in the credits. He's the guy who starts chanting "Rudy" during the Georgia Tech game. I know Al Snow aka Allen Sarven plays an uncredited Notre Dame player in the movie, but it is not him - I have seen pics of Al Snow, and he is NOT the guy. There is more than one uncredited Notre Dame player in the film. (I have posted this question before, and the reply was Al Snow, so please don't answer this unless you actually know who the actor is. Thank you.)

Chosen answer: According to the Trivia section (as well as some web searching) it seems to be Peter Rausch, an ex-Notre Dame football player.

Question: What is the name of the actor who plays Notre Dame player 75, last name Mateus? I can't find him in the credits. He's the guy who starts chanting "Rudy" during the Georgia Tech game. Somebody said it might be WWE Superstar Al Snow, aka Allen Sarven, but it's not.

Chosen answer: According to IMDB, Al Snow plays an uncredited Notre Dame football player in the film, so it might actually be him.

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Question: In one of the final game scenes, one of the Notre Dame players has the name Favreau on the back of his jersey. Since no player on that team was named Favreau, was this done for John Favreau?

Answer: Yes, it was. In that scene the names on the jerseys are from the actors and crew.

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