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Gridiron Gang (2006)

PG-13 | | 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 overview, first billed only:
Sean Porter (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
Bobbi Porter
Paul Higa
Ted Dexter
Kelvin Owens (as David Thomas)
Setu Taase ...
Leon Hayes (as Mo)
Donald Madlock (as James Earl III)
Kenny Bates
Bug Wendal
Danyelle Rollins (as Jurnee Smollett)
Roger Weathers
Jamal Evans


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


One goal. A second chance.


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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Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Gangue está em Campo  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,414,630 (USA) (15 September 2006)


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

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In the playoff victory, after the long 50 yard completed pass, setting up the final play...before the play starts, there are 11 seconds left. The prior play ended with the receiver getting knocked out of bounds. Then, before the ball is snapped before the last play...the clock is running. That shouldn't have happened...the clock shouldn't run until the ball is snapped. See more »


Sean Porter: [to the team] You don't know how to spell 'Mustang'? You have GOT to be SHITTIN' me!
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Referenced in Southland: God's Work (2012) See more »


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,
, Jr.)
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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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