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At the Liberty:12 Mighty Orphans 

 

August 26, 2021



This movie tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team at a Fort Worth orphanage during the Great Depression. The team went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing in the Texas state championships. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell (Luke Wilson), a legendary high school coach who shocked his colleagues by giving up his privileged position to teach and coach at the orphanage. Few knew Rusty’s secret that he was an orphan.

Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn’t beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies...



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