Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (Game Anniversary Book-Movie Bundle)

Directed by Kevin Rafferty

Year: 2008
Running Time: 105
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 (Game Anniversary Book-Movie Bundle)

Cast
Vic Gatto
Tommy Lee Jones
Brian Dowling

Crew
Directed by Kevin Rafferty


In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Harvard Yale Game, Filmmaker Kevin Rafferty has made available to Kino Lorber a limited supply of hardcover companion books to his film HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29. Select a DVD or Blu-ray bundle, the book and movie will be sent together.

An incredible true story that unfolds like "a ripping good yarn... with an uproarious, impossible Hollywood ending" (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com), Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 is filmmaker Kevin Rafferty's (The Atomic Cafe) acclaimed documentary depicting one of the most legendary games in the history of sports.

Harvard Stadium — November 23, 1968. With Vietnam raging, Nixon in the White House, and issues from civil rights to women's lib dividing the country, Harvard and Yale, both teams undefeated for the first time since 1909, meet for the annual climax of the Ivy League football season. On the blue-blooded Yale campus, gridiron fever has made local celebrities out of a Yale team led by quarterback Brian Dowling, who hadn't lost a game that he finished since the 7th grade, and who was the role model for Doonesbury's "B.D." At civil unrest scarred Harvard, a melting pot team of working class players, antiwar activists, and a decorated Vietnam vet set aside their differences for the Big Game. Together, Yale and Harvard stage an unforgettable football contest that baffled even their own coaches. Using vintage game footage and bracingly honest contemporary interviews with the players from both sides, including Harvard lineman and future Oscar® winner Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men), Rafferty crafts an alternately suspenseful, hilarious, and poignant portrait of American lives, American sports, and American ideals both tested on the playing field and transformed by turbulent times.

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