Woodlawn (2015) HD online
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Sean Astin||-||Hank Erwin|
|Nic Bishop||-||Tandy Gerelds|
|Caleb Castille||-||Tony Nathan|
|Sherri Shepherd||-||Momma Nathan|
|Jon Voight||-||Paul Bryant|
|Lance E. Nichols||-||Junior (as Lance Nichols)|
|C. Thomas Howell||-||Shorty|
|Kevin Sizemore||-||Jerry Stearns|
|Richard Kohnke||-||Jeff Rutledge|
Sean Astin's character "Hank" is actually a composite of three people: Wales Goebel, a former house builder who began reaching out to area high schools; Hank Erwin, father to co-creators Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin, who was the team's chaplain for two years; and Mike Huckabee, whose experience at Explo 72 informed some of the dialogue.
The football scenes were filmed at: the Hueytown football field in Hueytown, Alabama; the Berry Middle School football field in Hoover, Alabama; and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.
Caleb's father Jeremiah played cornerback for the Denver Broncos, and he himself went to Alabama as well.
The group recitation of "The Lord's Prayer" is a compilation of audio clips submitted by churches from around the U.S. There were only approximately one thousand extras and there was a need for forty-two thousand voices. The 2015 Harvest Crusade in Anaheim, California, inspired by the movie, recorded over thirty thousand people reciting The Lord's Prayer, but was not the source for this movie's audio.
Legendary voice of Crimson Tide football announcer Eli Gold did some of the announcing for the high school games in the movie.
This movie marks the second time Jon Voight has portrayed a legendary college coach. In Spiel auf Sieg (2006), he portrayed Adolph Rupp.
Jon Voight plays the legendary Alabama Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in the movie, which is actually his second portrayal of a football coach in films. He also portrayed the headstrong Coach Bud Kilmer in Varsity Blues (1999) , co-starring the late Paul Walker and James Van Der Beek.
A Woodlawn quarterback calls a play in the huddle using the name of Jon Gruden's iconic play: Spider Y 2 Banana, which was referenced by comedian Frank Caliendo in his dead-on Gruden parody.