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The Game Plan (2007)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sport  |  28 September 2007 (USA)
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An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

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Storyline

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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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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Originally the script called for the football team to be the New England Patriots, but negotiating with the NFL became difficult for producers so they made up the team name instead. See more »

Goofs

It looks like the same stadium is used for regular season games and the championship game, by the amount and location of wear on the field. You would think that a championship game in Arizona would have better looking striping, etc. than a regular season game near Boston. See more »

Quotes

Joe Kingman: You Bedazzled my football?
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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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Invitation to the Dance
Written by Carl Maria von Weber
Performed by The Slovak RSO, Conducted by Ondrej Lenárd
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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Thoroughly enjoyable family fun
30 September 2007 | by (Bothell, WA, USA) – See all my reviews

This was a thoroughly enjoyable family movie. Saw it with my wife and 10 year old son and we all had a great time. The Rock is improving as an actor and was quite funny, especially in the Ballet... The little girl was very cute. The humor was squeaky clean and the message was clear and sweet. Loved it. Kyra Sedwick was funny in places which I'm not used to seeing. The supporting cast of football players was well done. There isn't much football in the movie so it won't turn off non-athletes. I think the Rock's charm will continue to drive his career as he is able to always bring the charm while pulling off the tough male ego.


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