Must see movie of the week: 12 Mighty Orphans

Oct 08, 2021 at 08:00 am by Cynthialynn Jones

"12 Mighty Orphans" is an inspirational film about the Mighty Mites, the football team of a Fort Worth orphanage who have no skills, no faith in themselves, and no future.

Set during the Great Depression, "12 Mighty Orphans" follows a devoted high school football coach who moves his family to the Dustbowl and takes a scrawny outfit of orphans to glory at the Texas state championship. However, it's more than a film about football, this is a film about finding courage in oneself, discovering the fortitude they never knew lived inside them, and inspired a wounded nation along the way.


Directed by Ty Roberts from a screenplay by Roberts, Lane Garrison and Kevin Meyer, it is based upon the nonfiction book "Twelve Mighty Orphans: The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football" by Jim Dent. It stars Luke Wilson, Vinessa Shaw, Wayne Knight, Jake Austin Walker, Jacob Lofland, Levi Dylan, Robert Duvall and Martin Sheen.



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