Media Alert:The Mighty MacsDVD debuts Feb. 21
THE MIGHTY MACS – a G-rated, inspiring story of finding the courage to chase your dreams – debuts on DVD Feb. 21. Called “the best inspirational sports film of the year,” THE MIGHTY MACS is based on the true story of Hall of Fame coach Cathy Rush (CARLA GUGINO), and charts the rise from obscurity of a small-college women’s basketball team that won the first national championship in the sport. In its theatrical premiere THE MIGHTY MACS opened as the highest-grossing independent film in the country and the No. 1 film in theaters for the entire family.
Neil Ganzlinger, The New York Times
“. . . this is a sports story that deserved to be told.”
Dick Rolfe, Dove Foundation
“Best inspirational sports film of the year!”
Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia, Pa.
“This story of story of faith and determination is inspirational.”
Carla Gugino—NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
Ellen Burstyn—ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
(Academy Award® Winner)
David Boreanaz—TV’s Bones
Marley Shelton—NEVER BEEN KISSED
Inspiring Film The Mighty Macs Starts DVD
Sales Nationwide Feb. 21
NASHVILLE – Feb. 16, 2012 – An all-star ensemble cast brings to life the inspiring true story of THE MIGHTY MACS, debuting Feb. 21, 2012, on DVD from Provident Distribution and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The improbable story of a tiny, all-girls Catholic college winning the first national championship in women’s basketball stars Carla Gugino (NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM), Marley Shelton (NEVER BEEN KISSED), David Boreanaz (TV’s Bones), Phyllis Somerville (TV’s The Big C) and Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (Best Actress, ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, 1974).
Bonus materials include the behind-the-scenes featurette The Making of THE MIGHTY MACS, deleted scenes and THE MIGHTY MACS ESPN segment. THE MIGHTY MACS will be available on DVD for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $22.99.
Based on a true story, THE MIGHTY MACS was inspired by Hall of Fame Coach Cathy Rush – a woman ahead of her time – who took a seemingly unnoticeable position as the head basketball coach at tiny Immaculata, an all-girls Catholic college in suburban Philadelphia.