The Cast of When the Game Stands Tall
When the Game Stands Tall is a sports drama film inspired by the true story of football team De La Salle High School Spartans. Released in 2014, the film is based on Neil Hayes’s 2003 non-fiction book of the same name and stars Jim Caviezel, Alexander Ludwig, and Michael Chiklis.
Jim Caviezel as Bob Ladouceur, De La Salle High School’s head football coach.
Alexander Ludwig as Chris Ryan, a member of the De La Salle football team.
Michael Chiklis as Michael O’Connor, a friend of Bob and assistant coach.
Laura Dern as Bev Ladouceur, Bob’s wife and a high school teacher.
Clancy Brown as Terry Eidson, De La Salle’s principal and Bob’s mentor.
Joe Massingill as T.C. O’Neill, a member of De La Salle’s football team.
Ser’Darius Blain as Tay Soderstrom, a member of De La Salle’s football team.
Stephan James as Terrance Mitchell, a member of De La Salle’s football team.
Matthew Daddario as Danny Ladouceur, Bob’s son.
Brandon Larracuente as Louis Ladouceur, Bob’s younger son.
Jessie Usher as Darnell Stilley, a member of De La Salle’s football team.
- Rusty Joiner as Fano Telles, the student manager of De La Salle’s football team.
- Cody Robinson as Junior Coach, one of Bob’s assistants.
- Bonnie Robinson as Annette Ryan, Chris’s mother.
- Delaine Yates as Tessy Soderstrom, Tay’s mother.
- Navi Rawat as Ms. Worthington, a teacher at De La Salle.
- Terrence Terrell as Lamont Trusdale, a member of De La Salle’s football team.
- Richard Kohnke as Tommy Ryan, Chris’s father.
- Andy Allo as Melinda, a former De La Salle football player.
- Melissa Leo as Karen Shackelford, a local reporter.
- Devon Gearhart as Dave Ryan, Chris’s older brother.
When the Game Stands Tall was critically acclaimed and won many awards upon its release, including People’s Choice Award for Favourite Family Movie and Teen Choice Award for Choice Drama. It stands as a testament to the power of human spirit and teamwork, and is an inspiring story for all.