Based on the true story of Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed. When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael's skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft.
Based on the extraordinary true story
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references
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20 November 2009 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Blind Side
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Opening Weekend USA: $34,119,372,
22 November 2009
Gross USA: $255,959,475
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $309,208,309
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Both Sandra Bullock
and Tim McGraw
have strong ties to the South. Bullock's father was from Alabama; she was born in Virginia and, after living twelve years in Germany, returned to Virginia where she was a high school cheerleader (like Collins Tuohy
), dated a football player and attended college in North Carolina. McGraw was born, raised and attended college in Louisiana and loved playing sports as a kid even though he was unaware at the time that his biological father, former Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Frank "Tug" McGraw, was a professional baseball player. See more
In his first game, after the kickoff before their first play, you can see the scoreboard clock behind the team and the clock is running. Clocks don't restart after a kickoff until the next play has started. See more
Leigh Anne Touhy
There's a moment of orderly silence before a football play begins. Players are in position, linemen are frozen, and anything is possible. Then, like a traffic accident, stuff begins to randomly collide. From the snap of the ball to the snap of the first bones, closer to 4 seconds than 5.
Leigh Anne Touhy
One-mississippi - Joe Theismann, the Redskins quarterback takes the snap and hands-off to his running mate. Two-mississippi - it's a trick play, a flea-flicker. And the running back ...
Family, school and sports photographs of the real Michael Oher and of the real Tuohy family are shown during the initial credits. See more
Going Up the Country
Written by Alan Wilson
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music See more