We are on the Notre Dame field. Practice is long over, and Rudy is alone. Fortune walks by and sees him.
You OK, son?
Coach has it out for me.
He won't get off my ass!
It's like he's trying to
get me to quit.
Forget about Coach. You owe
this to yourself. You can't
listen to what other people
say... not even Coach.
Yeah, I know. You're right.
RUDY surreptitiously glances around, then reaches into his pocket. He is now holding something in his fist.
You been working here for a
long time, right, Fortune?
Listen, I got cash right here.
What can you do for me in
the way of some juice?
Yeah, some juice. Some steroids.
Something that'll bulk me up just
a little bit for these last couple
months. They don't have to be the
greatest kind. I can deal with the
I can't do that, son. You know better.
I just need a little something to
make me a little quicker, a little
stronger. Just something to give me
a bit of an edge against the other
guys. What do you say?
FORTUNE turns and begins to walk away.
That's cool. Can you put me in
touch with somebody who can help me
out? Can you do that for me?
Fortune! You said you'd be there
for me! Fortune?
REASON FOR DELETION
Writer Angelo Pizzo thought this scene gave Rudy's character another dimension worthy of exploration, but Director David Anspaugh vetoed it, arguing it undercut Rudy's hard-work persona.