The movie is based on the true story of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael "Big Mike" Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed.
When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael's skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft.
The Blind Side Movie was released on DVD in the United States on November 20, 2009.
The Blind Side Book
"The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game" is a book written by Michael Lewis and released in 2006 about American football. It features two dominant story lines. The first one is an examination of how offensive football strategy has evolved over the past three decades in large part due to Lawrence Taylor's arrival in the 1980s and how this evolution has placed an increased importance on the role of the left tackle.
The second storyline features Michael Oher, the former left tackle for the Ole Miss football team, who later became the left tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.
The Blind Side Soundtrack
The Blind Side True Story
The Blind Side Movie, based on the true story of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael "Big Mike" Oher. 20/20 aired a documentary about the Blind Side True Story on 12/29/09 on ABC. The special includes Oher's first sit down interview as well as interviews with the entire real life family - mother Leigh Anne Tuohy, husband Sean Tuohy and children Sean Jr., and daughter Collins.
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