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The Game Plan (2007)

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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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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:

£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

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 »

Quotes

Joe Kingman: You need to be a mom to do this stuff.
Monique Vasquez: I don't know about that. True mothers are smarter, kinder, and better at just about everything.
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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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Referenced in Deadlands 2: Trapped (2008) 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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Great Family Movie
22 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We saw this tonight. It was wonderful. My husband took one look at all the little girls seated in the theater and said, "Did you choose the right movie?" But he laughed from start to finish, as did all the other men in the theater.

The story is about a selfish star quarterback who plays for the Boston Rebels NFL team. (Ah, if only it were so). He has a fabulous bachelor pad and a bulldog. He adores Elvis and has adopted his nickname, calling himself Joe "The King" Kingman. A wee eight year-old girl shows up on his doorstep and says she is his daughter. This throws him off balance to say the least.

The Rock plays the part very well. I heard a LOT of sniffles during emotional parts. The little girl who plays his daughter is adorable.

I highly recommend.


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