Achieving your dreams takes dedication & hard work. Navigating the emotions, relationships and twists of everyday life and finding the balance between it all requires more than head knowledge and physical skills.
For Kurt Warner, his dream of playing in the NFL goes deep and he’s willing to endure the ups and downs to get there. In the process, he finds love & encouragement in unexpected places. He meets Brenda whose family becomes both an anchor and driving force that fuels Kurt’s desire to succeed in football even more.
After years in the Arena Football league, Kurt gets the call to tryout for the St. Louis Rams NFL team. While the coaches have mixed feelings about his abilities, Kurt’s determination and will remains strong. Coach Dick Vermeil sees the potential and recognizes the character that defines Kurt not only as a player, but as a person which leads to his signing and debut with the team.
As his dream becomes a reality, the people that believed in him along the way remain in his corner cheering Kurt on. Through every step, Kurt’s faith is strengthened and he never forgets where he came from.
Inspired by actual events, American Underdog is a film about the power of perseverance, faith and love. The heartwarming story of Kurt Warner’s journey from childhood dreams of playing in the NFL to Super Bowl champion and the family bonds forged along the way make this a must watch.
Zachary Levi as Kurt Warner
Anna Paquin as Brenda Meoni
Dennis Quaid as Dick Vermeil
Ser’Darius Blain as Mike Hudnutt
Hayden Zaller as Zack
Adam Baldwin as Coach Allen
Kevin Downes as John Ramsdell
Bruce McDill as Jim Foster
Chance Kelly as Mike Martz
Released: 12/25/21 Theatrically
Running Time: 112 Minutes Kingdom Story Company/Lionsgate
Rated Rated PG for some language and thematic elements