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Gridiron Gang (2006)

 -  Crime | Drama | Sport  -  15 September 2006 (USA)
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Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sean Porter (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
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Bobbi Porter
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Paul Higa
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Ted Dexter
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Kelvin Owens (as David Thomas)
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Leon Hayes (as Mo)
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Donald Madlock (as James Earl III)
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Kenny Bates
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Bug Wendal (as Brandon Mychal Smith)
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Danyelle Rollins (as Jurnee Smollett)
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Roger Weathers
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Jamal Evans
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Storyline

In the Kilpatrick juvenile detention center, the supervisor and former football player Sean Porter sees the lack of discipline, self-esteem, union and perspective in the teenage interns and proposes to prepare a football team to play in one league. He is supported by his superiors and his successful experience changes the lives of many young kids. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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One goal. A second chance.

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Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some startling scenes of violence, mature thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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15 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Gridiron Gang  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$186,205 (New Zealand) (13 October 2006)

Gross:

$38,432,823 (USA) (20 October 2006)
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Trivia

Though portrayed as the antagonist of the film, the real Paul Higa was one of the biggest advocates of the program. See more »

Goofs

When the coach is in the office after the Mustangs win a game and go swimming, the book says 2005 on the cover. See more »

Quotes

Sean Porter: Is it gonna be like this forever? Killing each other because you were born five blocks in the wrong direction? How about we call peace right here?
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Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown),
Eumir Deodato, Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith,
, J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) and Earl Toon (as Earl Toon,
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good movie with inspiring actors
17 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a good movie. It is based on a true story about a man named Sean Porter a real live coach for juveniles played by the "THE ROCK." He wants to coach some 16 and 17 year old juvenile delinquents in a detention facility in hopes of making them change their violent and criminal ways. He wants to teach them team work and to take their minds off gangs and to also learn respect. Since a lot of juveniles return back to their gangs or prison again or end up dead. This movie does send a good message to the youth who are incarcerated. That they can become better people if they are given a second chance. The acting done by "THE ROCK" and "XZBIT" were realistic and inspiring. (8/10).


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