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Undefeated (2011 film)

Directed by Daniel Lindsay and
T.J. Martin
Produced by Rich Middlemas
Daniel Lindsay
Seth Gordon
Ed Cunningham
Glen Zipper
Music by Michael Brook
Daniel McMahon
Miles Nielsen
Edited by Daniel Lindsay
T.J. Martin
Spitfire Pictures
Five Smooth Stones Productions
Level 22 Productions
Zipper Bros Films
Distributed by The Weinstein Company (USA)
Alliance Films (Canada)
Release dates
Country United States
Language English
Box office $562,218 [1]

Undefeated is a 2011 documentary directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin. The film documents the struggles of a high school football team, the Manassas Tigers of Memphis, as they attempt a winning season after years of losses. The team is turned around by coach Bill Courtney, who helps form a group of young men into an academic and athletic team.[2]


The film received critical acclaim at the South by Southwest conference in March 2011. The Weinstein Company was reported to have closed a seven-figure deal for distribution and remake rights to Undefeated.[3] On February 26, 2012, the movie won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[4]

Sean "Diddy" Combs joined the film as an executive producer in early February, 2012, with plans to work with the Weinstein Co. on the remake.[5]

Undefeated was highly acclaimed by critics. The film currently scores a 96% "Certified Fresh" approval rating on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 94 reviews.


  1. ^ Undefeated' (2012)"'".  
  2. ^ Saito, Stephen (2011-03-23). Undefeated' Reviewed"'". IFC. The Independent Film Channel LLC. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike (March 14, 2011). "SXSW: Gridiron Documentary 'Undefeated' Scores Big Weinstein Company Deal". Deadline New York.  
  4. ^ Farmer, Sam, "Former NFL player Ed Cunningham hits Oscar gold with 'Undefeated'", LATimes, February 27, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
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