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The Game Plan (2007)

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

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Larry the Doorman
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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 »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Entrenando a papá  »

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Box Office

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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2.35 : 1
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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

The scene where the camera pans the stadium about 3/4 of the way through the film looks like a scale model with a fake background. See more »

Quotes

Joe Kingman: Hey, P, you're awake. How you feeling?
Peyton Kelly: I'm okay. I want to go home.
Joe Kingman: Okay. No problem. Doctor said you could come home tomorrow. Then we can go home.
Peyton Kelly: I want to go home now with Aunt Karen.
Joe Kingman: P, if it's... if it's what I said at the restaurant, honey, I didn't mean that.
Peyton Kelly: I just want to go home with Aunt Karen. I never should've come here.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Maltese Falcon (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Woman
Written by Andrew Stockdale, Chris Ross, Myles Heskett
Performed by Wolfmother
Courtesy of Modular Recordings/Universal Music Australia Pty Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Cute movie, kinda corny
22 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Well, I got to see this tonight as a sneak preview. I went in excited because the trailer cracked me up and wasn't disappointed. It was cute. Some of the lines are corny but some of it was serious stuff. You get to see some emotion from Johnson. The beginning cracks you up, you see this guy basically in love with himself trying to make it to the big one of his football career when he has a little girl thrust upon him. He doesn't know what to do, how to handle her. I think that the background relationship with his father could have been fleshed out a little better,you only get a hint of it, but otherwise it was a good movie. Some of the parts are HILARIOUS!! The little girl in the movie has got definite attitude and it cracked me up. Overall it was a decent movie, a good one to see.


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