This film is quite simply a must see for everyone, even if you have no idea about american football. Yes, like any sports film if you are aware of how the sport is played it will help you understand and appreciate the film better.
The story of ernie davis is quite extraordinary. As a Brit, I had no idea who he was but had been keeping up to date with the American football of today.
I was amazed at the fact that it was so unheard of in the UK and feel that it should be right up there with the top sporting films.
This film is as good if not better than coach carter and for any sportsmen or women should be a must see as it is a real eye-opener for how times have changed in world sport.