Underdogs (2013 American film)

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Underdogs is a 2013 football sports drama film directed by Doug Dearth. The film is loosely based on true events which occurred in and around Canton, Ohio.[2][3]

Directed byDoug Dearth
Produced byDoug Dearth
Tom Rooker
Bill Fishman
Screenplay byDave Latham
StarringAlex Keener
D. B. Sweeney
William Mapother
Richard Portnow
Logan Huffman
Maddie Hasson
Charlie Carver
Melora Walters
Jay Thomas
Natalie Imbruglia
Joe Namath
Music byDavid Robbins
CinematographySean Conaty
Edited byMichael Mayhew
Distributed byMedia Service Corporation
Freestyle Releasing[1]
Release date
April 2013 (United States)
May 14, 2014 (VOD release in Australia)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States


Bobby Burkett (Logan Huffman) is a promising quarterback for a struggling high-school football team. Vince DeAntonio (D. B. Sweeney) is a former college football offensive coordinator, who abruptly resigned five years earlier, and has now become coach at the high school. The coach realizes the team needs more depth, and recruits several unlikely new players. Over the course of the season, Bobby falls for Renee (Maddie Hasson) a cheerleader at a rival high school, who also is the love interest of the rival school's quarterback (Charlie Carver). Bobby's father (William Mapother), is an inventor who works for the rival quarterback's father (Richard Portnow). The inventor gets sued by his employer over the intellectual property rights to a new space heater design, and must struggle to keep his invention. The employer's company is also planning to move manufacturing to Mexico, eliminating jobs in the community. The story climaxes in a charity football game between the rival teams, which serves as a rallying point for the inventor's family, the school, and the community.


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  1. ^ http://freestylereleasing.com/underdogs/
  2. ^ "'Underdogs' movie to shoot in North Canton - Local - Ohio". ohio.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
  3. ^ "North Canton movie 'Underdogs' getting extended local run - News - Ohio". ohio.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05.

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