12 Mighty Orphans
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- Luke Wilson
- Vinessa Shaw
- Wayne Knight
- Jake Austin Walker
- Robert Duvall
- Martin Sheen
- Kelly Frye
- Treat Williams
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Best performance by Luke Wilson
Such a great movie and it was awesome to see Ron White in a movie!
With its old-fashioned look, quaint unsophistication and self-consciously big heart, this film is Hoosiers meets The Longest Yard, with an Oliver Twist.
Luke Wilson and Martin Sheen are respectably earnest as the caretakers of these blandly noble underdogs, but this sepia-tinged portrait slavishly follows the playbook at every turn — which is ironic since it’s a film meant to honour a coach who won by being inventive.
The results may be sports-movie predictable in many ways, but the Mighty Mites’ impossible story is one deserving of resurrection from the dusty archives of Texas history.