The New Football Movie ‘My All American’ Starring Finn Wittrock & Aaron Eckhart

The New Football Movie ‘My All American’ Starring Finn Wittrock & Aaron Eckhart

This November, prepare to be inspired by the story of American college football player Freddie Joe Steinmark, in the Clarius Entertainment film My All American. The same writers that brought us Hoosiers and Rudy, tell the true story of “a boy who became a hero and what it truly means to have the heart of a champion”.

The film stars Finn Wittrock as Freddie Steinmark, in a biographical drama about his perseverance to play football, the coach that believed in him and his fight against cancer. Directed by Angelo Pizzo, the movie in based on the book Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story, by Jim Dent.

My All American Official Trailer

Part of the the 1969 Texas Longhorn national championship team, Steinmark was diagnosed with cancer following a leg injury. The diagnosis eventually led to the full amputation of his leg.

After a tough battle against the disease, the fan favorite died at the early age of 22 in 1971. His time on the field, fight against cancer and ultimate death inspired then President Richard Nixon, to sign into law the National Cancer Act of 1971, declaring a “War on Cancer”.

Freddie Steinmark

Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) smarts at being taken out of “The Game of the Century” due to a leg injury in MY ALL AMERICAN – Photo credit: Van Redin/Clarius Entertainment

Official Synopsis:
What Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) wants most in the world is to play football. Deemed too small by the usual athletic standards, his father trains him hard, and Freddie brings a fight to the game that ultimately gets him noticed — by none other than legendary University of Texas coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart). Awarded a scholarship and a chance to play for the Longhorns, Freddie sets off to Austin with his loving high school sweetheart Linda (Sarah Bolger), determined to make the team. Alongside his old teammate Bobby Mitchell (Rett Terrell) and new pal James Street (Juston Street), Freddie is put through the paces of a grueling practice schedule, but the boys’ camaraderie off the field translates into solid playing on it, and they rise up the depth charts, giving the Longhorns a real chance to turn the team around. But just when they’re reveling in the success of the season, Freddie suffers an injury that leads to a shocking diagnosis and the biggest challenge he will ever face. From the writer of HOOSIERS and RUDY, MY ALL AMERICAN tells the true story of a boy who became a hero and what it truly means to have the heart of a champion.

Release: November 13, 2015
Director: Angelo Pizzo
Writer: Angelo Pizzo, based on the book “Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story” by Jim Dent
Cast: Finn Wittrock, Aaron Eckhart, Sarah Bolger, Robin Tunney, Michael Reilly Burke, Rett Terrell, Juston Street
Producer: Paul Schiff

Photo: Top UT coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart) and star player Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) share an upbeat moment on the sidelines of “The Game of the Century” in MY ALL AMERICAN Photo credit: Van Redin/Clarius Entertainment

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