myallamerican

Aaron Eckhart tells us that “My All-American” isn’t just another sports movie. “This is about people, humanity and adversity,” the actor who portrays University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal.

In the drama he recruits athlete Freddie Steinmark, played by Finn Wittrock, who won a national championship with the Texas Longhorns in 1969 while playing on a painful leg in what was dubbed the “Game of the Century.” One week later Steinmark’s leg was amputated above the hip after X-rays revealed a bone tumor above his left knee.

Eckhart says honoring Steinmark’s legacy was “scary” and a “big responsibility.” The film is adapted from the memoir “Courage Beyond the Game: The Freddie Steinmark Story.”

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