(THE BLAZE) — Actor Jim Caviezel firmly believes that his new film “When the Game Stands Tall,” which centers on Bob Ladouceur, a legendary football coach who led the De La Salle High Spartans to 151 straight victories, will show audiences the power of redemption and “the importance of role models.”
Caviezel, who rose to fame in 2004 when he played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” portrays Ladouceur in this new film, telling TheBlaze that the coach, who retired last year from the Catholic high school in Concord, California, after more than three decades leading the team, is an inspiration.
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“This guy won 151 football games in a row. During that time span he had to be doing something right,” Caviezel said.