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The Game Plan (2007)

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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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Joe Kingman (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
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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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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

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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 USA:

$22,950,971, 30 September 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$90,648,202

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,880,543
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Trivia

The Rebels and New York Dukes stand in for the NFL's New England Patriots and New York Giants. In the film, the Rebels play the Dukes in the last game of the regular season, and later in the League's Championship game. The movie was released during the 2007 NFL regular season, and in that season the Patriots played the Giants in both the last game of the Regular season and in Super Bowl XLII (2008). See more »

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When Peyton tells Joe that she wasn't feeling good and Joe tells her not to give up, she says, "I know," but her lips don't move. See more »

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Karen Kelly: That's not your decision to make. Sara appointed me her guardian.
Joe Kingman: I missed 8 years of Peyton's life. And I'm not gonna miss any more. And I will fight for this.
Karen Kelly: Oh, that would be a great thing to put her through, don't you think? Do you have any idea how to take care of a child?
Joe Kingman: I've been doing it for a month now!
Karen Kelly: And look where we're standing, Joe.
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During the closing credits, the cast sings karaoke to "Burning Love" by Elvis. See more »

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References Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) See more »

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Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Written by Roy Turk, Lou Handman
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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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