McFarland, USA


Kevin Costner, Maria Bello and Carlos Pratts star in the sports drama McFarland, USA. Watch the movie trailer below. A track coach (Costner) in a small California town transforms a group of young Latino farm workers into a team of cross-country runners.

McFarland USA movie posterRelease Date: February 20, 2015
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Genre: Sports, Drama
Director: Niki Caro
Screenwriter: Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Grant Thompson
Cast: Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Carlos Pratts, Morgan Saylor, Johnny Ortiz, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Sergio Avelar, Elsie Fisher
Running Time: 2 hrs. 8 min.
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, some violence and language.
Official Website: Disney.com/Mcfarland-USA

Plot Summary

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.

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