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Fight On! - An Inside Look At The 2005 USC Trojans
Fight On - An Inside Look At The 2005 USC Trojans
Actor: Usc Trojans
Director: n/a
Genres: Sports
NR     2006     1hr 20min

Fight On! An Inside Look At The 2005 USC Trojans is a sideline pass to the Trojans? 2005 season featuring an inside look at their 12 regular season games, the 2005 Heisman Trophy ceremony and the 2006 BCS Championship Rose...  more »


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Actor: Usc Trojans
Director: n/a
Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: Basketball, Football (American)
Studio: Shout Factory Theatr
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/14/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Fight On! Great Memory for Trojans Fans!
Scott E. Herman | Fallbrook, CA | 04/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"IF you are a USC Trojans Football fan you will love this video. The main feature is a game by game look at the 2005 season. This includes watching the highlights of what could be the greatest offense in college football history. QB Matt Leinart, RB's Bush, White and Kirkman, receivers Jarrett, Smith, Byrd, Davis and that outstanding offensive line are highlighted time and time again. The exciting win at Notre Dame and the fight to the end with an inspired Fresno State are memorable. All Trojans will appreciate this years victory over UCLA. Even the loss to Texas in the National Championship game at the Rose Bowl is reviewed. As with prior years, the video includes footage inside the locker room before and after games giving an insiders feel to the production.

The bonus features are a new addition this year. In the previous three DVD's produced as highlights for the 2002 through 2004 seasons, nothing but the main video was included. These extra features are all interesting. The Reggie Bush piece and the two on Matt Leinart are taken from Fox Sports West broadcasts. I enjoyed the look at the 2006 Recruiting class the most. The UCLA speeches were a special treat.

With all that was included, I would have appreciated even more. As in prior years, the video team at USC failed to include video of Spring workouts, the summer camp and practice during the season. Unlike past years, this video didn't include as much video in the locker rooms. Pete Carroll is a remarkable motivator. The atmosphere in that room is electric and seeing more of it, the fabric that binds the team, one to another, is inspiring.

This is not a video for everyone. Fans of the college game will appreciate it but to truly enjoy it you have to bleed Cardinal and Gold. This is an outstanding scrapbook, a celebration to yet another memorable year for USC Football.

Congratulations to the Texas Longhorns on their victory over the Trojans in the Rose Bowl and on their National Championship.

Fight On!"
Steven Travers | CALIFORNIA | 04/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is a melancholy act to watch, since the march towards the greatest season of all time was interrupted by Texas. This does not stop it from being a must for Trojan fans and college historians. The 2005 Trojans were the best team ever assembled, but like other "bests" - the 1954 Indians, the 1983 Cornhuskers, the 1969 Orioles - history will not accord them the title because they did not close out. But this DVD shows something nobody will ever see again; two Heisman winners in the same backfield, plus a third (LenDale White) had he played his senior year. If Bush, White and Mike Williams all played four years. . . ?

Mind boggling.

Texas fans will love this because you can watch in awe at how great USC really was, then sit back in further awe of the fact that the only team in history that probably could have beaten this bunch was the '05 Longhorns led by the superhuman Vince Young. It was a battle between the Carthage and Rome; Troy and Athens; Patton and Rommel. It does not get batter than that!

Carl Weathers narrates this, and he has the voice of Biblical authority. It details each game, has plenty of interviews with key people (Matt Leinart's Fox show, Reggie Bush, Pete Carroll); highlights Bush vs. the likes of O.J. and Gale Sayers; and spotlights all the '06 recruits, who look like the 2008-09 national champs!

Take away all the other reasons to get this DVD: the breathtaking highlights of the insane Notre Dame game, played under the "blue, gray October skies" of South Bend, is worth the price.

It also makes no excuses about the Rose Bowl loss. Credit is given in noble defeat, which is SC's way.

Fight On!

For USC Fanatics Only
Gregory Wheeler | 03/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This video is a nicely narrated summary of the Trojans undefeated 2005 regular season - it has some great shots in the locker room featuring the coaches and players behind the scenes.
The individual game summaries are very limited however and don't always give one a great feel for the games.

As for the negative reviews by Texas fans - maybe someday the Longhorns will win 35 straight or have back-to-back Heisman winners which could provide fodder for a highlight video. Texas fans should go buy the 2006 Rose Bowl video and bask in the joy of that game."
Good, But Not As Good As Previous Years
Rich | Leucadia, CA United States | 04/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"First, I am a die hard Trojan fan, and don't even know why a Texas fan would attempt to review or discuss this DVD. So most importantly, for Trojan fans, or simply fans of a football team that is more fun to watch on offense than any other in history, this DVD should have been 5 stars. It wasn't for three reasons. First, the creators did not use any copywrited TV coverage and footage (presumably to save money), therefore the views of the plays are almost exclusively low endzone coverage and very hard to follow (occasionally they are brilliant as plays come right too them, but that doesn't justify the exclusive use). Secondly, the narrator was dispassionate and over acting with vocal drama (yep, I know, hard to mix the two but he did). Lastly, the script never allowed you to relive the drama of the game. You did get a nice look at the players up close, but this should have been: (1) 30 minutes longer with better longer and better game scripting and (2) created with the mix of tv coverage like in every previous year. Tim Ryan should have been used again as the narrator. A major dissappointment when contrasted to each of the previous annuals, and given such a great year by such a great team."