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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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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

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One goal. A second chance.

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Crime | Drama | Sport

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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Gangue está em Campo  »

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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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The Mustangs logo resembles the running horse of the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders; the team that Dwayne Johnson previously played defensive tackle for in 1995. See more »

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Sean Porter: Most sixteen/seventeen year old kids, they make a bad choice. Something gets broken, they screw up in class, hurt somebody's feelings, show up at the prom drunk. They get sent to the Principal office, have their car keys taken away or get grounded. Then there's kids that make a bad choice, somebody ends up shot dead in a parking lot. Those kids get sent here.
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Celebration
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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Excellent
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of those, cry at times because you feel the pain, laugh at times and cheer the underdogs. It is very true that people need to adjust their thinking on juvies who make a mistake. After the do the time the crime is paid for and they, as well as adult offenders, deserve a second chance. I am a mother of two good boys who made a bad choice. I hope the movie showed them that the choices made will hinder you. I think the Rock and Exhibit were very good. I am glad my boys wanted to watch this film. There was an excellent message. I would recommend this film to everyone. You really get a chance to see the inner workings of gangs and what they are really like.


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