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Martin Sheen on the ‘deeply personal’ appeal of ‘12 Mighty Orphans’

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There’s no “I” in team, but there is in mighty. Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, “12 Mighty Orphans” — based on a true story and screening at the Tribeca Film Festival — features Martin Sheen in the role of Doc Hall, a jovial man devoted to his work at the Fort Worth Masonic Home and the orphans who live there. Under the tutelage of Rusty Russell (Luke Wilson), the orphaned boys go from underdogs to formidable football players, making their home state proud. “These kids had very little going for them except each other. And I grew up believing that when we serve others first, w…

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