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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Kingman (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
Tubbs ...
Coach Mark Maddox
Larry the Doorman
Nanny Cindy


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He had the perfect game plan. There's just one little problem... See more »


Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 September 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Entrenando a papá  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£3,860,965 (UK) (4 April 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Production was pushed back by several months after Dwayne Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon injury during a football practice session. See more »


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 »


Travis Sanders: Is Spike wearing a tutu?
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Crazy Credits

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


References Star Trek (1966) See more »


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Written by John Sebastian
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A great family film
19 October 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

OK, I know that The Game Plan was very cheesy and extremely predictable, but who cares? What were people expecting? It's Disney, it's supposed to be this kind of a film. I saw The Game Plan with my friend yesterday and we both liked it, we got a few laughs from it and it was over all a well made movie. We were both very impressed with the little actress, Madison Pettis, who played The Rock's daughter, she was incredibly believable and didn't over do her role or was too cute that it made you sick. The script may not be Oscar material, but it was perfect for a family film and the story while it may not be the most original, still had it's funny and touching moments.

Joe is a quarterback on Boston's football team and they are about to go to the championships. His personal life is usual the same each night, party all night with his buds and party all night with the good looking women. But all that changes when there's a stranger at the door, a little girl who claims to be his daughter, her name is Peyton and that she's his daughter from a short marriage he had. With his expensive home and party life style, Joe may need to make some changes to his life, as hard as that may be. But he ends up gaining something more in the end, a loving daughter to call him "daddy".

Like I said, this is a Disney film, don't expect Oscar worthy material, it's just a fun little family flick. No one will ever get sick of the "big guy with muscles" trying to relate to the little one's, just look at Kindergarten Cop or The Pacifier, both films were good and have a lot of fans. Besides if someone can tell me the honest truth that they were not laughing at The Rock's allergic reaction to cinnamon and started speaking like Daffy Duck, they really must not have a funny bone in their body. The Game Plan is the perfect family film for the season, it's a cute film.


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