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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 28, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: September 28, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000014TQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,035 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Although it received no awards, Jerry Goldsmith's music for this endearing football drama is his most-heard work after Patton. Goldsmith reteamed with the filmmakers of Hoosiers for this similar true-life account of a sports underdog, in this case pint-size Rudy Ruettiger, who dreamed of playing for Notre Dame. Goldsmith is at his best finding the rhythmic Middle America, and the "Tryouts" track illustrates Goldsmith's playful variations of a common movie theme. The fully orchestrated, grandstanding finale is a stirring piece of music that inspires in its own right. These building themes--with a motif of Western movie flair--have made this soundtrack well known, but not connected with the film. Numerous studios have used the score for coming-attraction trailers (including the seemingly passive Good Will Hunting). The full soundtrack is well worth having versus just hearing the oft-used bits. --Doug Thomas

Customer Reviews

Written by Jerry Goldsmith in 1993, this score is probably one of his best scores yet.
Joseph Payne
This soundtrack is excellent- love it; inspiring, uplifting, lovely, haunting theme that captures the hope and character of that wonderful story.
Bren
Even if you do not generally buy soundtracks, I STRONGLY recommend this CD for you if you like pretty music.
David I. Landers

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Payne on May 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Rudy. Written by Jerry Goldsmith in 1993, this score is probably one of his best scores yet. Using a mix of brass, piano, and percussion, this is a gorgeous soundtrack with a peaceful tune, yet very complex. Using the flute has the primary intrument, and the piano as the secondary intrument, this soundtrack is for all who enjoy peaceful, beautiful, and enlightening music. Although much of the music is slow and quiet, tracks such as "Take us out" are very inspirational, and yet again, not tense. Every single track on this CD is worth listening to, so do not hesitate to buy it! This soundtrack is often compared to Jerry Goldsmith's "Hoosiers", and is much the same style. If you have never heard this music before, then your best chance is at the beginning of an NFL football game. Since the movie Rudy is based on football, it has become popular with NFL advertising. This music has a much different style from "The Ghost in the Darkness", but then again, probably a better score. Even the movie itself is almost as good as the score!
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This is not just another sports story, human interest is the theme, and football is the game. Director David Anspaugh takes this to the highest plain...many people are involved in Rudy's life and he touches each one of them, just as he's about to do now...and Jerry Goldsmith's score (one of his best) puts you in that very sensitive and caring mood.
Goldsmith is a master of melody with shades of heartfelt feelings, not to mention he can swing the other way and give "dig your heels in" percussion, brass and power. From the opening track "MAIN TITLE", simply a sweet and beautiful theme, interwoven with musical underscoring in every cue. Many, not all scores can really get inside your head ~ "The Thorn Birds" (1983), by Henry Mancini comes to mind, he was one of the first composers to really give you melody within a score, complete and full, lots of heart and sincerity. Goldsmith proves without a doubt he's more than capable...just listen to "WAITING", slowly building with wind instruments, strings blending with tubular bells and brass answering the call..."TO NOTRE DAME", the irish will love this warm and tender almost sublime melody, the main theme once again faintly appears, you're drifting thoughts of the many students who previously occupied the halls of this great institution of education...Goldsmith's cue is arranged as a suite, combining all themes into one memorable experience.
Hats off to ~ Alexander Courage and Arthur Morton (orchestration), Robert Townson (executive album producer for Varese Sarabande), TriStar Pictures and our composer, conductor and producer...the legendary ~ JERRY GOLDSMITH!
Total Time: 36:48 on 10 Tracks ~ Varese Sarabande VSD-5446 ~ (1993)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on May 9, 2004
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Whenever you need a little pick-me-up or encouragement, just hit play on this CD! The musical arrangements are inspiring and uplifting on their own, but for anyone who has seen the movie, you cannot help but be reminded of the personal courage and determination of Rudy Ruttiger. A great musical score to a great movie, - you will not be disappointed with your purchase.
Be advised that the CD does not include the Notre Dame Fight Song that was featured in the ending credits of the movie.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By David I. Landers on October 17, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I can't say enough about the richness, majesty, beauty, triumph, and just simply awesome music on this working by Jerry Goldsmith. This was one of the first soundtracks I bought, and liked it so much I started buying other soundtracks as well. I now have over thirty movie soundtracks, and this is still my favorite overall. Various themes from other soundtracks may rate slightly (very slightly if at all) higher than this theme, but in terms of overall beautiful content, this masterpiece takes the cake. Even if you do not generally buy soundtracks, I STRONGLY recommend this CD for you if you like pretty music. I have purchased this soundtrack for many a friend as a gift, and nobody has been disapointed yet. The only things that may bother some people are the length of the soundtrack (Just over thirty minutes), or the somewhat repetitive nature of some of the tracks. But if you really focus of the music, and listen to it, you will be able to detect and identify at a glance each of the different tracks. Bottom line: If you are at all a lover of beautiful music, or movie soundtracks, than this is a MUST HAVE for your collection.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Luis M. Ramos on March 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
At first I wasn't sure what king of job Jerry Goldsmith would pull off in a movie called "Rudy". I had no idea who Rudy was. When I first listened to it at a listening station in a music store in Miami, I was touched. I fell in love with it that I immediately bought it.

Goldsmith was truly a master. He knew exactly what notes to use to reach our hearts and tell us what Rudy had to go through from being an average guy to a football hero. The theme from Rudy is simply beautiful -indeed one of Goldsmith's best main titles. And the training music -as heard in tracks like 'Tryouts' and 'Take Us Out' -is completely exhilarating.

Jerry Goldsmith was fortunate to work with director David Anspaugh and writer Angelo Pizzo because "Hoosiers" was also one terrific score. "Rudy" is definitely one of the best Goldsmith scores ever. You can't help but feeling exhilarated and touched by such great work.
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