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

Genres:

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)  »

Also Known As:

Entrenando a papá  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,950,971 (USA) (28 September 2007)

Gross:

£3,860,965 (UK) (4 April 2008)
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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Samuel Blake, Jr.: He's coming back out, right? You know how important this deal is.
Stella Peck: Sam, baby. Not to worry. Our Joe's not a quitter.
[lets out a fart after eating a Fanny Burger]
Stella Peck: Go, Boston.
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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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Features Movie Surfers (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Rubberneckin'
Written by Dory Jones and Bunny Warren
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Reminds Me Of Classic Walt Disney Movies
24 September 2007 | by (Arlington, Texas) – See all my reviews

I was a child of the 1960s, and grew up seeing many of those classic Walt Disney films when originally released. After Walt Disney passed away, the Disney films decades later didn't seem to have that same feel to them. "The Game Plan" seems like one of those classic Disney films from the 60s, but up to date rather than in days gone by. I saw a Sneak Preview on Saturday. In "The Game Plan," Boston Quarterback Joe Kingman is quite surprised when he suddenly learns that he has a 6 year old daughter from a previous marriage. It is a story on how his life changes from the playboy lifestyle of perhaps the most eligible bachelor in the NFL to that of a high profile dad. It's a light hearted comedy. My call on "The Game Plan" is that it will be #1 at the Box Office this weekend. It's a good movie. Go see it.


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