November 14, 2011

'We Are Marshall' vs. the Real Story

Jon Johnston, Corn Nation

I reviewed the book "The Marshall Story" several months ago. The book tells the story of Marshall football, including the 1970 plane crash that killed 75 people, including the football team, coaching staff and several prominent boosters.

The movie "We Are Marshall" was recently released on DVD, with Matthew McConaughey playing the part of coach Jack Lengyel, Matthew Fox as coach Red Dawson, Anthony Mackie as football player Nate Ruffin, and David Straitham as Marshall President Donald Dedmon.


"We Are Marshall" in an excellent movie. It is not a "football" movie, but the story of a great tragedy that befell a community and how they managed to pull themselves back together. I’d recommend it to anyone.

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