We Are Marshall is a sports drama based on real events about the devastating 1970 Southern Airways Flight 932 plane crash that killed 75 people, including 37 college football players from the Marshall University Thundering Herd her five coaches, two coaches, the athletic director, 25 boosters and five flight crew members.
This 2006 biographical drama chronicles the aftermath of the tragedy as the university and its local community seek to overcome their grief by rebuilding the football team in hopes of honoring those lost. Jack Lengyel, who is hired as the team’s newest coach, is helping the team’s re-emergence. Determined to lead the team to victory, he will do whatever it takes to encourage his players and colleagues that they have what it takes to win anything.
The film marks director McG’s first and only directing drama, having become known for his work on comedic action films such as Charlie’s Angels, This Means War and The Baby. Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey directs the heartfelt and inspiring story with his emotional and authentic performance. He is joined by Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, Ian McShane, Kate Mara and January Jones, each giving engaging performances that help set the tone and message of the film for audiences.