Undefeated (2011 film)

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This article is about the 2011 documentary about the Manassas Tigers. For the 2011 documentary about Sarah Palin, see The Undefeated (2011 film).
Undefeated
Undefeated FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Daniel Lindsay and
T.J. Martin
Produced by Rich Middlemas
Daniel Lindsay
Seth Gordon
Ed Cunningham
Glen Zipper
Music by Michael Brook
Daniel McMahon
Miles Nielsen
Edited by Daniel Lindsay
T.J. Martin
Production
  company
Spitfire Pictures
Five Smooth Stones Productions
Level 22 Productions
Zipper Bros Films
Distributed by The Weinstein Company (USA)
Alliance Films (Canada)
Release date(s)
Country United States
Language English
Box office $562,218 [1]

Undefeated is a 2011 documentary directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin. The film documents the struggles of a high school football team, the Manassas Tigers of Memphis, as they attempt a winning season after years of losses. The team is turned around by coach Bill Courtney, who helps form a group of young men into an academic and athletic team.[2]

Reception[edit]

The film received critical acclaim at the South by Southwest conference in March 2011. The Weinstein Company was reported to have closed a seven-figure deal for distribution and remake rights to Undefeated.[3] On February 26, 2012, the movie won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[4]

Sean "Diddy" Combs joined the film as an executive producer in early February, 2012, with plans to work with the Weinstein Co. on the remake.[5]

Undefeated was highly acclaimed by critics. The film currently scores a 96% "Certified Fresh" approval rating on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 94 reviews.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Undefeated' (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  2. ^ Saito, Stephen (2011-03-23). "'Undefeated' Reviewed". IFC. The Independent Film Channel LLC. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike (March 14, 2011). "SXSW: Gridiron Documentary 'Undefeated' Scores Big Weinstein Company Deal". Deadline New York. Deadline.com. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  4. ^ Farmer, Sam, "Former NFL player Ed Cunningham hits Oscar gold with 'Undefeated'", LATimes, February 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  5. ^ Pilon, Mary (February 25, 2012). "A Coach Inspires an Artist". The New York Times. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 

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