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We Are Marshall Movie Review Summary

Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, David Strathairn, Ian McShane, Anthony Mackie

Detailed Plot Synopsis of We Are Marshall

    The film “We Are Marshall” is set in Huntington (West Virginia) about a small town steeped in the rich tradition of college football. For years everyone including families, fans coaches and players have come together to applaud for Marshall University's team called “Thundering Herd”.

    For Marshall University's football team and for the community football is considered its way of life rather then just a game. But one night an unfortunate event occur in the history of Marshall football in 1970 when the team was traveling back to Huntington after participating in a game in North Carolina, Marshall's football team and coaching staff around 75 of members were killed in a tragic plane crash.

    Those who where left behind fight to cope with the shocking loss of their loved ones. The spirit of Marshall football along with its community was broken after the tragic incident but one young coach called Jack Lengyel was determined to rebuild the Marshall's football program from scratch and in the process he helped to heal the community as well. In the leadership of Jack Lengyel the grieving families found hope and strength.
This report prepared by Faiza Iqtidar








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Script Analysis of We Are Marshall

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Kind of sports story:    -   football Sports story?    -   Yes Coping with loss of loved one?    -   Yes Coping with loss of    -   Close platonic friend

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   coach Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death

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