We Are Marshall


2h 8m 2006

Brief Synopsis

On the evening of Saturday, November 14, 1970, a chartered jet carrying Marshall University's football team, coaches and fans, was on its way home from a hard-fought game in North Carolina. Less than a minute before its scheduled landing at Tri-State Airport, the plane crashed in the Appalachian Mountains, killing everyone aboard: 37 players, eight coaches and university staff, the flight crew, and 25 prominent Huntington, West Virginia citizens who had made the trip as they always did to cheer their "Thundering Herd." In the aftermath of this stunning tragedy, university president Donald Dedmon prepared to suspend the school's football program for the season--perhaps indefinitely. Assistant coach Red Dawson, who narrowly missed the ill-fated flight, couldn't face going back onto the field. But in Huntington, Marshall football has always been more than a sport: it's a way of life. And this town would rally to save it. After some initial setbacks, they found hope and strength in the leadership of outsider Jack Lengyel, a young coach determined to rebuild Marshall's football program and, in the process, help to heal the community. Less than a year later, on September 18, 1971, Marshall University's brand new Thundering Herd was poised to stage one of the greatest comebacks in collegiate sports. A raw, youthful and inexperienced squad, patched together under the guidance of Lengyel and Dawson, they would defy overwhelming odds just to march onto the gridiron for the school's first game since the accident. That season, it didn't matter whether Marshall won or lost. It didn't even matter how they played the game. All that mattered was that they played.

Film Details

Also Known As
Untitled (Warner Bros/Marshall University Football Project), We Are...Marshall
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Sports
Period
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Jose Luis Sanchez
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
West Virginia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

On the evening of Saturday, November 14, 1970, a chartered jet carrying Marshall University's football team, coaches and fans, was on its way home from a hard-fought game in North Carolina. Less than a minute before its scheduled landing at Tri-State Airport, the plane crashed in the Appalachian Mountains, killing everyone aboard: 37 players, eight coaches and university staff, the flight crew, and 25 prominent Huntington, West Virginia citizens who had made the trip as they always did to cheer their "Thundering Herd." In the aftermath of this stunning tragedy, university president Donald Dedmon prepared to suspend the school's football program for the season--perhaps indefinitely. Assistant coach Red Dawson, who narrowly missed the ill-fated flight, couldn't face going back onto the field. But in Huntington, Marshall football has always been more than a sport: it's a way of life. And this town would rally to save it. After some initial setbacks, they found hope and strength in the leadership of outsider Jack Lengyel, a young coach determined to rebuild Marshall's football program and, in the process, help to heal the community. Less than a year later, on September 18, 1971, Marshall University's brand new Thundering Herd was poised to stage one of the greatest comebacks in collegiate sports. A raw, youthful and inexperienced squad, patched together under the guidance of Lengyel and Dawson, they would defy overwhelming odds just to march onto the gridiron for the school's first game since the accident. That season, it didn't matter whether Marshall won or lost. It didn't even matter how they played the game. All that mattered was that they played.

Crew

Charlsey Adkins

Other

Jeanne Allgood

Executive Producer

Steve Andrich

Camera Operator

Pete Anthony

Original Music

Shaun Aprahamian

Assistant Editor

Erica Arbelaez

Assistant

Petra Bach

Adr Editor

Justine Baddeley

Casting Director

Ron Bartlett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Christophe Beck

Original Music

Dwight Benjamin-creel

Property Master

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Joe Binford

Assistant Editor

Adam Blau

Original Music

Aaron Rostenbach Boone

Stunts

Jayni Borgaro

Visual Effects

Fernand Bos

Music Editor

Steve Bowen

Colorist

Layne Brightwell

Wardrobe

Melissa Brockman Kalmus

Visual Effects Producer

James B. Brothers

On-Set Dresser

Glenn Brown

Assistant Camera

Randy Brown

Visual Effects

Laura Bryant

Location Manager

Dewey Bunnell

Song

Terence Butler

Song

Rebecca Campbell

Assistant

Nancy Capper

Costume Supervisor

John Chaney

Assistant

Chad Cork

Assistant

Dan Cornwall

Chief Lighting Technician

Rich Cowan

Assistant Director

Greg Crawford

Adr Mixer

Curtis Crowe

Construction Coordinator

Stephen Crowley

Rigging Gaffer

Carol Dantuono

Post-Production Supervisor

Kim Davis-wagner

Casting Director

Roberto Deangelis

Camera Operator

Neil Diamond

Song Performer

Neil Diamond

Song

Jessica Dickson

Dialogue Editor

Sara Docksey

Assistant

Mark Ellis

Stunt Coordinator

Mary H. Ellis

Sound Mixer

Cate Engel

Casting Associate

Meg Everist

Set Decorator

John Paul Fasal

Sound Mixer

William Fay

Executive Producer

Brenda M Findley

Art Department Coordinator

John H. Findley

Location Manager

Dawn Fintor

Foley Artist

David Fletcher

Special Effects Coordinator

John Fogerty

Song

Karin Fong

Titles

Teresa Foshee

Makeup Artist

Dale Fowler

Chief Lighting Technician

Cameron Frankley

Sound Supervisor

Cameron Frankley

Sound Design

K Drew Fuller

Dresser

Larry Gaynor

Visual Effects

Daniel H George

Wardrobe

Danny Glicker

Costume Designer

Kevin Globerman

Music Editor

Berry Gordy

Song

Shawn M Gray

Assistant Property Master

Brian Greene

Stunts

Steve Griffen

Music Editor

Lee Grubin

Assistant Editor

Josh Hancher

Assistant Camera

Gary Hatfield

Camera Operator

Todd Havern

Assistant

Cory Helms

Story By

Kelly Helstrom

Production Supervisor

D. M. Hemphill

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Warren Hendriks

Assistant Sound Editor

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Heather Elisa Hill

Visual Effects

Michael Holderfield

Production Secretary

Tony Holley

Assistant Location Manager

Takina Holloman

Production Coordinator

Gail Hunter

Script Supervisor

Shane Hurlbut

Other

Shane Hurlbut

Director Of Photography

Patrick Ingram

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Tony Iommi

Song

Yusef Islam

Song

Philip Ivey

Hair Stylist

Basil Iwanyk

Producer

Doug Jackson

Dialogue Editor

Tommy James

Song Performer

Tommy James

Song

Joshua H Johnson

Visual Effects

Ryan Juggler

Foley Editor

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Zach Kane

Craft Service

Dan Kaufman

Visual Effects

Randy Kelley

Sound Effects Editor

Robert Kempf

Key Grip

Robert L King

Song

Po King-chan

Camera Assistant

Thomas Kittle

Special Effects

Kevin Kliesch

Original Music

Taylor Knight

Hair Stylist

Kristine Lankenau

Visual Effects

Ai Ling Lee

Sound Designer

Erica Lee

Assistant

Gordon Lightfoot

Song Performer

Gordon Lightfoot

Song

Jamie Linden

Screenplay

Jamie Linden

Story By

Jamie Linden

Coproducer

Gregg London

Editor

Helen Lutrell

Dialogue Editor

Donald Malloy

Stunts

Jonah Markowitz

Art Director

Christopher Markus

Other

Michel Markus

Assistant Editor

Scott Martin

Assistant Location Manager

Adolfo Martinez

Associate Producer

Frank Masi

Photography

Stephen Mcfeely

Other

Odis Mckinney

Assistant Editor

Scott Mednick

Executive Producer

Tom Meyer

Production Designer

Jon Michaels

Assistant Sound Editor

Thomas Minton

Assistant Art Director

Alphonso Mizell

Song

Kama Moiha

Visual Effects

Louise Moon

Hair Stylist

Daniela Moore

Wardrobe

Patrick Morales

Craft Service

Stephanie Morales

Craft Service

Keith Morehouse

Other

Ennio Morricone

Song

Greg Morse

Video Playback

Priscilla Nedd-friendly

Editor

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Brent O'connor

Executive Producer

Brent O'connor

Unit Production Manager

John Osbourne

Song

Tripp Pair

Dolly Grip

Cindy Parker

Transportation Coordinator

J.l. Parker

Transportation Captain

Kacee Pecue

Assistant

Eric Pender

Visual Effects

Day Permuy

Production Coordinator

Frederick Perren

Song

Drew Ponder

Boom Operator

Troy Porter

Adr Mixer

Luke Powell

Stunts

Donna Premick

Makeup

Susan Ransom

Makeup Artist

David Rey

Visual Effects

Deke Richards

Song

Sarah Mays Roberts

Makeup

Bruce A Robinson

Assistant Camera

Rob Robinson

Assistant Camera

Andy Roland

Stunts

Chris Ryan

Visual Effects

Matthew Sakata

Assistant

Jose Luis Sanchez

Cable Operator

Riko Schatke

Best Boy Grip

Hillary Schwartz

Assistant Director

Taffy Schweickhardt

Assistant Production Accountant

Andy Shapiro

Assistant

Greg Shimp

Visual Effects

Thomas J Smith

Visual Effects Supervisor

Charles W Spaht

Assistant

Dr. H. Keith Spears

Consultant

Rosanne Stark

Instructor

Cat Stevens

Song Performer

Alicia M Stevenson

Foley Artist

Stephen Stills

Song

Casey Stone

Score Recording

Casey Stone

Music Scoring Mixer

Adrienne Swan

Accounting Assistant

Roland N Thai

Sound Effects Editor

Jeremy Thomas

Assistant

John Ashton Thomas

Original Music

Flavia Toledo

Assistant

Craig Tollis

Assistant

Thomas Tull

Executive Producer

Jason Underwood

Assistant

Paul Varrieur

Camera Operator

Mary Viola

Coproducer

Bill Ward

Song

Michael H Ward

Set Designer

Jason Wardle

Visual Effects

David "muddy" Waters

Assistant Director

Bryan Whisnant

Hair Stylist

Mark Wigal

Stunts

Matt Wilson

Visual Effects

Recordo Wimbush

Stunts

Nyle Wiren

Stunts

Joani Yarbrough

Hair

Katherine L Zaslaw

Production Accountant

Rick Ziegler

Music Editor

Terrence B Zinn

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Untitled (Warner Bros/Marshall University Football Project), We Are...Marshall
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Sports
Period
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Jose Luis Sanchez
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
West Virginia, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2006

Released in United States on Video September 18, 2007

Based on a true story.

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2006

Released in United States on Video September 18, 2007

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.