When The Game Stands Tall, based on the non-fiction book by Neil Hayes, tells the story of the De La Salle High School football team and their record-setting winning streak of 151 games. Their coach, Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), aims to teach his players more about life than just winning football games, and he’s aided throughout by his assistant coach Terry Eidson (Michael Chiklis).
The movie begins at the height of the team’s winning streak and its soul crushing end, and we watch as the players slowly rebuild their shattered confidence. But for Bob, he is forced to deal with his own mortality when he suffers a heart attack, which puts his coaching career and the team’s sterling reputation in jeopardy.
The press day for When The Game Stands Tall recently took place in Los Angeles and while there, we got to talk not only with Jim Caviezel and Michael Chiklis, but also with Alexander Ludwig and Ser’Darius Blain, who play two football players that have a lot riding on their last season.
Check out the interview above and be sure to catch When The Game Stands Tall as it’s now in theatres!