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Writers (WGA):
Jeff Maguire (written by)
Jac Flanders (film "Gridiron Gang")
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Release Date:
15 September 2006 (USA) See more »
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One goal. A second chance.
Plot:
Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dwayne Johnson ... Sean Porter (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)

Xzibit ... Malcolm Moore

L. Scott Caldwell ... Bobbi Porter

Leon Rippy ... Paul Higa

Kevin Dunn ... Ted Dexter
Jade Yorker ... Willie Weathers

David V. Thomas ... Kelvin Owens (as David Thomas)
Setu Taase ... Junior Palaita

Mo McRae ... Leon Hayes (as Mo)

James Earl ... Donald Madlock (as James Earl III)

Trever O'Brien ... Kenny Bates

Brandon Smith ... Bug Wendal (as Brandon Mychal Smith)

Jurnee Smollett-Bell ... Danyelle Rollins (as Jurnee Smollett)

Michael J. Pagan ... Roger Weathers

Jamal Mixon ... Jamal Evans
Danny Martinez ... Miguel Perez

Artie Baxter ... John Stevens
Joe Seo ... Choi (as Joseph Seo)
Joseph Raymond Lucero ... Chavez (as Joseph Lucero)
Robert Zepeda ... Peavy

Omari Hardwick ... Free

Six Reasons ... C-Co
Omari Hughes ... Little Dove

Adam Clark ... Marvin

Dan Martin ... Terrell Rollins

Michael Jace ... Mr. Jones

Brett Cullen ... Frank Torrance

Garrett M. Brown ... Coach Finley

Mary Mara ... Kenny Bates' Mom

Nafeesa Monroe ... Young Mother
Marcia Jeffries ... Roger's Mother
Charles Walker ... Old Man
Emil Pinnock ... Anthony

Kelli Dawn Hancock ... Market Woman

Anna Maria Horsford ... Sharon Weathers
Stevie Wash Jr. ... Dewayne (as Stevie Walsh Jr.)
Scott Thomas Cameron ... Hall Guard

Bruce Katzman ... Principal
Asenati Satele ... Junior's Girlfriend
Shane Woolaston ... Junior's Son

Sonya Eddy ... Bug's Mother
Gregory Farr ... BHS QB

Melissa-Anne Davenport ... Cheerleader

Ambrit Millhouse ... Cherise

Phil Reeves ... CIF Official
Danny Mora ... Mr. Medina

Walter A. Saunders III ... Van Staff (as Walter Saunders III)
Robert C. Cawley ... Van Staff (as Robert Cawley Jr.)

Michael C. Mahon ... Field Coach

Brian Oblak ... Gym Coach

Jamie McShane ... Referee

Allan Graf ... Referee
Daniel Murphy ... Referee

Roberto Montesinos ... Staff
Lamont Holmes ... Staff

Catherine McCord ... Car Girl

Barry Tolli ... BHS Player

Jay Bingham ... Finley's Asst.
Daniel Abikasis ... BHS LB
John P. Husky ... Announcer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dominiqua Alexis ... Mustang Cheerleader (uncredited)
Rocky Brito ... Juvenile Delinquent / Mustang Football Player (uncredited)

Ronn Burner ... Prom King (uncredited)

Alex Darke ... BHS Player #2 (uncredited)

Charles W. Davidson ... Mustang Football Player (uncredited)
Barron Edwards ... Mustang Football Player (uncredited)

Sean Hampton ... Free's Crew (uncredited)

Jason E. Kelley ... Uniformed Cop (uncredited)
Michael Francis Kelly ... Affluent Coach (uncredited)

Benjamin Kim ... New Inmate (uncredited)
Jeran Pascascio ... Mustang Football Player #2 (uncredited)
Raul Perez ... Barnes (uncredited)
Jay Rodriguez ... Camp Ward (uncredited)

Sean Scarborough ... Doctor (uncredited)
Jeremiah Vaughn ... Football Player (uncredited)
Bethany Wallin ... Homecoming Queen (uncredited)

Kelle Whitehurst ... Family Visitor (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Joanou 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jeff Maguire (written by)

Jac Flanders (film "Gridiron Gang")

Produced by
Ryan Kavanaugh .... executive producer
Amanda Lewis .... co-producer (as Amanda Cohen)
Adam Milano .... studio executive: development
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
Michael I. Rachmil .... executive producer (as Michael Rachmil)
Lynwood Spinks .... executive producer
Lee Stanley .... producer
Shane Stanley .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Rabin 
 
Cinematography by
Jeff Cutter (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Negron 
 
Casting by
Sarah Finn 
Randi Hiller 
Randi Lynne 
 
Production Design by
Floyd Albee 
 
Set Decoration by
Erin Morache 
 
Costume Design by
Sanja Milkovic Hays 
 
Makeup Department
Scott Cameron .... hair department head (as Scott T. Cameron)
Jeff Dawn .... makeup department head
Louis Lazzara .... key makeup artist
Monica Sabedra .... key hair stylist (as Monica Lisa Sabedra)
Rachel Solow .... hair department head
Angie Wells .... key makeup artist (as Angela S. Wells)
 
Production Management
Richard J. Gelfand .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Stephen Buck .... first assistant director
E. Langston Craig .... second second assistant director
Stephen W. Moore .... dga trainee (as Steve Moore)
Jennifer Reiss .... second assistant director
Ellen Rosentreter .... day player second assistant director
Brian 'Coach' Rosett .... additional second assistant director
Paul Schmitz .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike Carrillo .... assistant property master
Aric Cheng .... set designer
Don 'Tex' Clark .... set dresser
Jack Cornelius .... set dresser
Raymond Dumas .... storyboard artist (as Rusty Dumas)
Jim Early .... construction foreman
Carmine Goglia .... stand-by painter
Ethan Goodwin .... art department coordinator
Robert Lucas .... leadman
Douglas T. Madison .... property master (as Doug Madison Jr.)
Matthew McKee .... art department assistant
Martin Milligan .... on-set dresser
Reese St. Amant .... painter (as Charisse St. Amant)
Michael P. Sweeney .... props
Naomi Treuherz .... signwriter
John Tyrrell .... paint foreman
Ely Vegh .... set dresser
Gary Warshaw .... assistant art director
Victor Anderson .... construction foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bill W. Benton .... sound mixer
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor
Valerie Davidson .... dialogue editor
Valerie Davidson .... sound editor
Chris Diamond .... cable utility
Joe Dorn .... dialogue editor
Joe Dorn .... sound editor
Susan Dudeck .... supervising adr editor
Kevin Globerman .... digital recordist
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Jeffrey J. Haboush .... sound re-recording mixer
Jamie Hardt .... assistant sound editor
P.K. Hooker .... assistant sound editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Scott Jacobs .... boom operator
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Ka'ramuu Kush .... adr foley
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Howard London .... adr mixer
Ken McLaughlin .... production sound mixer
James Morioka .... dialogue editor
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Bob Newlan .... sound effects editor
Rob Nokes .... additional sound recordist
Jeremy Peirson .... sound designer
Jeremy Peirson .... sound effects editor
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Jerry Ross .... supervising sound editor
Kevin Shannon .... sound
John Joseph Thomas .... supervising foley editor
 
Special Effects by
Anthony Delacruz .... special effects technician (as Anthony DeLaCruz)
Kelly Kerby .... special effects coordinator
Al Marangoni .... special effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Bird .... visual effects supervisor
Justin Blaustein .... digital compositor
Justin Blaustein .... flame artist
Simon Brewster .... digital compositor
Andrea Caretta .... digital artist
Ron Cosentino .... visual effects producer
Brian Hanable .... digital effects compositor: Pacific Title
Shih-hao Jason Huang .... 3D artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
James Pastorius .... lead digital compositor
Gerald Ragland .... digital intermediate support colorist
Bob Wiatr .... digital effects compositor: Pacific Title
 
Stunts
Daniel Abikasis .... stunt double
Dean Baldwin .... stunt double
Kevin Cater .... stunts: football double
John Dixon .... stunt double
Kofi Elam .... stunt double
Mickey Giacomazzi .... utility stunts
Allan Graf .... stunt coordinator
Derek Graf .... stunts
Gary Guercio .... stunt driver: camera bike
Mike Gunther .... stunt performer
Daniel Hernandez .... stunts
Oliver Keller .... stunt driver
Malosi Leonard .... stunt performer
Matt Leonard .... stunts
Michael Li .... stunt performer
Dan B. Norris .... stunts
Kai Nuuhiwa .... stunts
LaDell Preston .... stunt double
Tanoai Reed .... stunt double: The Rock
Kevin Reid .... stunt double
Justin Riemer .... stunts
Mazio Royster .... stunt double
Mike Rufino .... stunts
Tim Sabatino .... stunt driver
Marcus Salgado .... stunt double
Anthony G. Schmidt .... stunts
Brad M. Sorenson .... stunt performer
Buddy Sosthand .... stunt driver
Jeremiah Vaughn .... utility stunts
Greg Anthony .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Raynee Borchardt .... grip
John Bramley .... still photographer
Kelly Cummins .... camera loader
Andrew Degnan .... additional second assistant camera
William DiCenso .... rf technician
David Ghegan .... best boy electric (as David Scott Ghegan)
Bill Greenberg .... rigging electrician
Rob J. Greenlea .... grip
Daniel Hanych .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Kelly .... electrician
Ryan Kirk .... second video assist operator
Karen Korn .... additional second assistant camera
Seth Kotok .... second assistant camera
Thomas E. Lee .... grip
Bob Leitelt .... key grip
Josh Levy .... video assist operator
Michael L. Lewin .... rigging grip
Chris Lombardi .... camera operator: "a" camera
Gregory Lundsgaard .... camera operator
T. Michael McLean .... first assistant camera: football unit
David Mun .... assistant camera
Ignacio Musich .... additional first assistant camera
Frédéric North .... pilot: camera helicopter
Thom Owens .... additional camera operator
Robert J. Reilly .... dolly grip
Nicolas Restrepo .... first assistant camera
Timothy Roarke .... camera operator
Joel A. Ruiz .... electrician
Bob Scott .... camera operator
Cliff Shaffer .... grip
Riley Sidore .... set lighting technician
Charles Smith .... best boy grip
Scott Sprague .... lighting technician
Hong Suwadji .... camera trainee
Andrew Taylor .... dolly grip
James 'Biff' Thomsen .... electrician
Jarred Waldron .... gaffer
Michael J. Walker .... additional camera operator
Michael J. Walker .... camera operator
Steven J. Winslow .... aerial camera technician: Wescam camera
Christopher A. Zwirner .... rigging best boy
 
Casting Department
Clint Alexander .... casting assistant: New York
Scott Blasko .... extras casting assistant
Michael Damico .... extras casting coordinator
Nina Henninger .... location casting
Nina Henninger .... search casting
Tamara Hunter .... casting associate
Tina Kerr .... extras casting
Marisa Christine Medina .... casting assistant
Terence Rosemore .... extras casting assistant
Aaron Simnowitz .... casting assistant
Jacque Lawson .... extras coordinator: on set (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Camille Argus .... costume supervisor
Demetricus Holloway .... set costumer
Sabine Huber .... costumer
Robert Mata .... costumer: Mr. Johnson
Michael A. Russell .... set costumer
Irena Stepic .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Michel Aller .... first assistant editor
Dylan Carter .... on-line editor
Meagan Costello .... apprentice editor
Nick Monton .... digital intermediate producer
Missy Papageorge .... digital intermediate producer
Marc Pattavina .... assistant editor
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... digital colorist
Lawrence Howard Williams .... post digital media operator
Salvatore Catanzaro .... assistant on-line editor (uncredited)
Jim Passon .... color timer (uncredited)
Jimmy Tom .... assistant colorist (uncredited)
Ian Turpen .... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3 (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mark Estes .... music preparation
Josh Evans .... assistant score engineer
Amanda Goodpaster .... music editor
Katie Greathouse .... assistant music editor
Greg Hayes .... score recordist
Steve Kempster .... score mixer
Kory Kruckenberg .... scoring assistant engineer
Paul Linford .... composer: additional music
Paul Linford .... score mixer
Paul Linford .... score producer
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor
Robert Puff .... music preparation
Jeanette Surga .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Steve Bonner .... driver
Michael W. Broomer .... driver
Daniel Canamar .... transportation dispatcher
Chris Gorden .... talent driver
Benson Jones .... driver
Michael Menapace .... transportation coordinator
George A. Miki .... driver
Theresa M. Roehner .... teamster driver
Brenda Ryan .... driver
Eddie Santana .... driver
John F. Teeple .... driver
 
Other crew
Kevin Cater .... football player
Valeria Migliassi Collins .... script supervisor
Jaime Daly .... key assistant location manager
Karly Davis .... production assistant
Josh Elwell .... production assistant
Cory Foster .... craft service
Flax Glor .... publicist
Sean Gowrie .... assistant production coordinator
Allan Graf .... football coordinator
Nicole Graf .... production assistant
Christopher Griffie .... key set production assistant
Stephen Gurley .... accounting clerk
Richelle Hassell .... assistant: Mr. Joanou
Jacob Head .... looping voices
Damiana Kamishin .... production coordinator
Iden Kamishin .... production assistant
Dave Kasubowski .... craft service
Nikki King .... assistant: Mr. Moritz
Steven S. Lee .... location scout
David Linck .... unit publicist
Jadi McCurdy .... production assistant
Isaac Mejía .... set production assistant
Eddie Merino .... key assistant location manager
Patrick Mignano .... location manager
Kathryn Mindala .... production accountant
Shara Moradi .... production intern
Guy Morrison .... location scout
Jeni Mulein .... assistant: Ms. Cohen
Jason Neudecker .... production assistant
Ivanna Palance-Quinn .... assistant: Mr. Rachmil (as Ivanna Palance)
Paul Pawlowski .... post-production accountant
Peggy Pere .... helicopter coordinator
Justin Riemer .... assistant football coordinator
Benjamin Rigaud .... assistant: The Rock
Chris Romberg .... first assistant accountant
Roric Ruegsegger .... technical advisor
Jason Salzman .... production secretary
Todd SanSone .... wireless imaging technician
Lee J. Santillan .... second assistant accountant
Stephen Sprague .... production assistant
Sheri St Lawrence .... key second assistant accountant
Jeremiah Stafford .... production assistant
Lloyd Thomas .... caterer
Lora Umphress .... payroll accountant
Jay Veltri .... stand-in: Dwayne Johnson
Benton Ward .... technical production assistant
Oorala Yamada .... additional set production assistant
 
Thanks
Bert Boeckmann .... special thanks
Jane Boeckmann .... special thanks
Paul Higa .... in memory of
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some startling scenes of violence, mature thematic material and language
Runtime:
125 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-13 | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:U | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #41479)

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Trivia:
During a practice scene, Dwayne Johnson can be seen paying tribute to his college career by wearing the number 94, the same number he wore during his time with the Miami Hurricanes.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Dexter and Coach are discussed Willie Weathers' being on the team, saying that they agreed that no killers would be on the team. However, earlier Kelvin Owens had said Junior (who was also on the team) thought he was the king of Samoa because he had killed a Mexican with a baseball bat.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remake of Gridiron Gang (1993) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
CelebrationSee more »

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65 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
Realistic look at our juvenile justice system, 14 September 2006
Author: Douglas Young (the-movie-guy) from Memphis, Tennessee

(Synopsis) The movie is based on a true story of a juvenile detention camp probation officer Sean Porter (Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson), who is frustrated by the 75% recidivism rate of the teenage felons that he is responsible for at Camp Kilpatrick. Sean Porter, a former college football star, comes up with an idea to form a football team. Porter believes that football will teach the teenage inmates what it takes to be responsible, teammates, and be winners for the first time, not losers. Porter and probation officer, Malcolm Moore (Xzibit) become the coaches, and they only have 4 weeks to get a team together before their first game. The juveniles must give up their gang rivalries on the gridiron to unite as a team.

(My Comment) You may think that this is just another football movie, but you would be wrong. This is one intense movie that gives you a realistic look into the lives and attitudes of teenage gang members, and their mindset that life means nothing to them when it comes to being disrespected by other gang members. Coach Porter was able to change their ways and give the young men a second chance, and they were better for it. You may be surprised that the Rock actually did a fine job of acting as Coach Porter. You must stay to the very end during the credits, because they show scenes from the documentary of the actual people. (Columbia Pictures, Run time 2:00, Rated PG-13)(8/10)

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