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An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has a 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

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Joe Kingman is a huge football star. He's got women, money, and a good career. Everything is perfect for him. Then one day an 8 year old girl shows up at his door telling him that she's his daughter from a past relationship. Once he has proof that she is for a fact his, he tries but fails miserably at "parenting." From problems such as his super speedy car with no backseat, to leaving her in a bar at 3 am, he's got a lot to deal with. Eventually though, she gets him, (and his football team) wrapped around her finger. When she has a near-death experience and Joe finds out her mother died early that year, he wants her to move and live with him. Her aunt though disagrees and takes her home. Joe has to play the game of his life and when he's injured, and things don't look good for him, his daughter comes out and gets him right back on the field. Written by Courtney S.

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He had the perfect game plan. There's just one little problem... See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

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Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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28 September 2007 (USA)  »

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Entrenando a papá  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£767,143 (UK) (7 March 2008)

Gross:

£3,860,965 (UK) (4 April 2008)
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Includes a lot of references to Elvis Presley, including songs and posters. Those were added by director Andy Fickman and Dwayne Johnson who both are Elvis fans. See more »

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Statements are made that it's January in Boston, but the leaves on the trees in the surrounding areas, and the attire worn during the film, suggest very clearly that it's early fall. See more »

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Travis Sanders: Is Spike wearing a tutu?
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During the closing credits, the cast sings karaoke to "Burning Love" by Elvis. See more »


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Heart Go Boom
Written by Paul Colbourne, Kevin Goodman, Howard Gray, Trevor Gray,
Ian Hoxley, Noko
Performed by Apollo 440
Courtesy of Epic Records and Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
Contains sample of "Teknoragga"
Performed by Apollo 440 and Stevie Hyper-D
Courtesy of Reverb Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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a change of pace for The Rock, though a better script would have been nice
5 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

Joe Kingman is a talented but pompous pro quarterback and dedicated bachelor who has yet to win a championship throughout the course of his illustrious career. That's the least of his worries however when he's united with the precocious eight-year-old daughter he never knew he had, and is abruptly forced to embrace fatherhood. Will he see the error of his ways and learn to be a responsible parent? The Rock, showing a softer side here, is likable and engaging and the film is sure to attract its target audience, but there's too much formula and too few laughs for it to really set itself apart from the standard genre. Watchable, and easy to take, but obvious and undistinguished. **


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