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20/20's real story of The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock included

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 23rd 2009 9:02AM
the_blind_side_sandra_bullockUnless you've been living in a cave or don't keep up with what's playing at the local multiplex, you probably know that one of the biggest hits of the fall was the Sandra Bullock football movie The Blind Side.

No, that's not a typo. It is a Sandra Bullock football movie, but unlike Goldie Hawn's football movie -- Wildcats -- Sandra's movie was very good. It's so good that Sandra's probably going to get her first Oscar nomination and -- depending on the competition -- she could win.

Well, ABC has noticed that The Blind Side has struck a real chord with people. 20/20 will take advantage of the interest in the true story on which the movie is based to present the true story of The Blind Side.

They're calling the special edition of 20/20, "The Blind Side: The Real Story Behind the Movie." That was in case you thought you were going to tune in and see the movie.

No, seriously, on Tuesday, December 29 at 10 p.m., ABC will serve up the special 20/20. Deborah Roberts will host the show which will be chock full of clips from the movie, but will also have an interview with Michael Oher. It's his story that's the basis for The Blind Side. Oher, who is currently an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, was adopted by the Touhy family and they helped him get through high school and into college and a pro career.

Deborah will also talk to Leigh Anne Tuohy and her family, as well as Sandra Bullock and co-star Tim McGraw.

I've seen the movie -- and I liked it a lot. Also, I'm curious about the real story of Michael and the Touhys. I predict right now that this show will do better in the ratings than anyone imagines.

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MMorgan

It will be nice to hear and see an update on the family since the book and movie.

December 26 2009 at 11:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mark

Leigh Anne Touhy is a conservative Christian Republican and member of the NRA. She'd vote with Sarah Palin 100% of the time.

Watch 20/20 interrogate Michael Oher and Leigh Anne Touhy as the liberal media attempts to discredit the story by digging for inaccuracies in the film.

Expect more 'GOTCHA' journalism.

December 24 2009 at 12:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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DanGarion

Oh noes, people have different opinions then yours!

December 24 2009 at 1:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jennifer

I gather the book isn't ALL about this family situation, it just gets mentioned in there.

December 23 2009 at 3:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lorie

Thanks for the scoop! I'll def watch this 20/20 special. The Blind Side is a must-see movie.

December 23 2009 at 11:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
zdneal

If you are really interested in the story, why don't you read the book on which the movie is based? It is a great book and I'm sure it has more info than this Baba Wawa special will have.

December 23 2009 at 11:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
amazo

it's based off of a book. if people wanted the story behind the movie, why don't they go read the book? silly. (yet ingenius on 20/20's part for knowing that most of america will be too lazy to do so)

December 23 2009 at 11:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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