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Disney McFarland, USA On Blu-ray® Combo Pack & Digital HD On June 2nd

Discover Your Inner Champion. New on Disney Blu-ray® Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital HD on June 2nd In the tradition of Disney sports movies comes “ McFarland, USA ” based on a true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White ( Kevin Costner ) in their predominantly Latino high school. Everyone has a lot to learn about each other, but when Coach realizes the boys’ exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it’s the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transform them into champions — helping them achieve their own American dream. CAST: Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves,” “The Untouchables”), Maria Bello (“A History of Violence,” “Prisoners”), Carlos Pratts (“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” “Out of the Fire”), Morgan Saylor (TV’s “Homeland,” “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”). DIR

Movie Review: McFarland USA

Filled with feel-good sports moments and genuinely honest portrayals by its cast, McFarland USA sprints past the competition. Review by Matt Cummings There's a good chance you've never heard of Disney's McFarland USA , and yet you would be mistaken if such a lack of marketing didn't mean it wasn't completely worthy of your time. This drama about high school runners is a pitch-perfect, uplifting tale that separates itself from the common feel-good tripe, demanding your attention and inspiring you with its gigantic heart. Set in the 1987 California farming town of McFarland, hot-headed and disgraced football coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) drags his wife Cheryl (Maria Bello) and children to yet another job after he's fired (again) for assaulting an athlete. As soon as they arrive, Jim realizes that this nearly all-Hispanic town is economically disadvantaged, many of its students work in the fields rather than in the classroom, and very few of their