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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Joe Kingman had the perfect game plan to win the championship... but first, he has to tackle one little problem. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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28 September 2007 (USA)  »

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The Game Plan  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£767,143 (UK) (7 March 2008)

Gross:

£3,860,965 (UK) (4 April 2008)
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Trivia

Dwayne Johnson's character, Joe Kingman, suffers a separated shoulder that temporarily knocks him out of the big game. In real life, The Rock actually did suffered a season-ending shoulder separation while playing defensive tackle as a freshman at the University of Miami. See more »

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Before he does the commercial (when he has a lisp from an allergic reaction), the small logo for the team's name 'Boston' disappears for a shot, and then reappears. See more »

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Joe Kingman: Bostun Webels, experience the heat. Buston Webels, catch the magik. Buston Webels, catch... who wites this?
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the cast sings karaoke to "Burning Love" by Elvis. See more »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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My Girl
Written by Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
Performed by The Temptations
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The Game Plan as ALL THE RIGHT MOVES
30 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Personally, it was the trailers that made me want to see this movie from the start. Let's get serious, this was not supposed to be 'Shindler's List' or something. It's a comedy about a football player! If anyone expected anything more they were deluded from the start. "The Rock" was very decent in this role, but he wasn't supposed to be the superstar of the film, just the superstar of the team -- that a big difference. Pettis was amazing, as was Kyra Sedgwick. And the team...the team of knucklehead football players stole the show in every scene they were in. The comedy had its slapstick moments but for the most part it was heartfelt and warm. I took my 7 and 6 year old daughters to see and they loved it. Definitely a must-see family film and certainly a DVD buy!


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