"Spare Parts," movie based on Carl Hayden HS team

It's a true story about beating the odds. The Carl Hayden High School Robotics Team won a national championship nearly ten years ago. Now their story is playing out on the big screen.

The movie is called "Spare Parts" and it opens to the public Tuesday evening, but the team had a chance to see the movie Tuesday morning.

The Red Carpet event is underway at Harkins Theater's in Tempe.

It's Hollywood's dramatic and sometimes funny take on an Arizona true story. It's about four high schoolers from Carl Hayden High School and their teachers who dared to dream.

The four were back at Carl Hayden this morning to view the film.

"We did it because it was part of our assignment, but we had no idea it was going to turn out this big like it is now," said Luis Aranda.

In 2004, the team shocked the tech world. On a shoe string budget of just $800, with little experience and used car parts the team of four went to compete in a national underwater robotics competition. They beat well-funded teams like MIT.

The team now say they hope the film inspires others. "Pursue higher education and chase your dreams," said Aranda.

Carl Hayden students we spoke to said the move made for some proud moments.

"Yeah, this is a reason to be proud of going to this school, the guys today just made the school better than what it was before," said a student.

For more information on the movie, visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/SparePartsMovie

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