Is the movie American Underdog (2021) based on a true story?

Sophia Williams Sophia Williams Sep 06, 2017 · 1 min read
Is the movie American Underdog (2021) based on a true story?
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Yes, American Underdog (2021) is based on a true story. It is a biographical sports film based on the life of former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner.

What is the true story behind the movie American Underdog (2021)?

“American Underdog” is a biographical sports drama film that tells the inspiring true story of former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner. The movie follows Warner’s journey from working at a grocery store to become a Super Bowl champion, despite facing multiple obstacles and setbacks along the way.

Kurt Warner was born and raised in Iowa, and he played football at Northern Iowa University. However, he went undrafted by an NFL team and ended up stocking shelves at a grocery store. He later played in the Arena Football League and NFL Europe before finally making his NFL debut with the St. Louis Rams in 1998.

Despite being a backup quarterback initially, Warner quickly proved himself as a talented and reliable player, leading the Rams to two Super Bowl appearances and winning the championship in 2000. He also had successful stints with the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants before retiring in 2010.

Along with his accomplishments on the field, Warner is also known for his philanthropic work and his strong Christian faith. He and his wife, Brenda, have established the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation, which helps families in need.

“American Underdog” was directed by the Erwin Brothers and stars Zachary Levi as Kurt Warner, Anna Paquin as Brenda Warner, and Dennis Quaid as Dick Vermeil, the head coach of the Rams. The movie was released in theaters in December 2021.

Are there any books about the true story behind the movie American Underdog (2021)?

Yes, there is a book by the same name “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story” written by Kurt and Brenda Warner with Michael Silver, that the movie is based on. The book details Kurt Warner’s personal and professional life, including his journey from stocking groceries to become one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.

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