In the 1970’s football was everything, especially in a small rural town. We Are Marshall is the tragic tale about when 75 members of the football team, coaches and boosters lost their lives in a plane crash. The town is turned upside down and losing their minds at the thought of not having a football program at their beloved Marshall University. A year later the school gets a call from a man who is determined to rebuild the football program and peoples moral after the accident. Matthew McConaughey plays Jack Lengyel, the new coach with the task of reconstructing not only the football program but the University and town.