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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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He had the perfect game plan. There's just 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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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

Dwayne Johnson has said that this film will be the last film in which he will be credited as "The Rock". See more »

Goofs

When Joe comes back into the Championship game you see the side line marker stating its 3rd down. He runs a play and the announcer says it is now 2nd down. 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 »


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Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Written by Roy Turk, Lou Handman
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Reminds Me Of Classic Walt Disney Movies
24 September 2007 | by 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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