The February 20th release of Disney’s McFarland, USA, starring Kevin Costner looks pretty good judging from the movies’ first sneak peek trailer. Disney does inspirational movies based on true stories right, judging from their past movies that are also true life. Disney is at it again, and by at it again I mean another inspiration film which is based on true stories. McFarland, USA is about a cross-country team of underdog athletes and a coach (Kevin Costner) that motivate them to become winners.
Other stellar releases from Disney based on real life events include Cool Runnings, Remember the Titans, Miracle, and most recently Million Dollar Arm.
Cast: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis
Director: Niki Caro
Producers: Gordon Gray, Mark Ciardi
Executive Producers: Mario Iscovich, Mary Martin
Story by: Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois
Screenplay by: Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson
Inspired by the 1987 true story, McFarland, USA follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic. With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream. Follow on Twitter @DisneyPictures #McFarlandUSA
McFarland, USA opens in theaters everywhere on February 20, 2015!