PG-13  |  1 hour 58 minutes • Now Playing

Closed Captioning, Descriptive Audio, No Passes

Angelika Film Center Angelika Dallas Print
Movie poster image for 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS

Angelika Dallas: Q&A with Houston Hill and Slade Monroe Saturday 6/26 following the 7:00pm show


12 MIGHTY ORPHANS tells the true story of the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who, during the Great Depression, went from playing without shoes—or even a football—to playing for the Texas state championships. The architect of their success was Rusty Russell, 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 himself was an orphan. Recognizing that his scrawny players couldn't beat the other teams with brawn, Rusty developed innovative strategies that would come to define modern football. Over the course of their winning season, these ultimate underdogs became an inspiration to their city, state, and entire nation.

Directed By

Ty Roberts

Written By

Ty Roberts, Lane Garrison, Kevin Meyer


Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Jake Austin Walker

Events at Angelika Dallas

No upcoming events