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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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Nanny Cindy
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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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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$90,636,983 (USA) (15 February 2008)
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Trivia

Includes a lot of references to Elvis Presley, including songs and posters. Those were added by director Andy Fickman and Dwayne Johnson who both are Elvis fans. See more »

Goofs

The movie is stated to take place in January, but Joe and Peyton watch ESPN's coverage of the 2007 Subway 500, which was on Oct. 21st of that year. See more »

Quotes

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 »


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Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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a change of pace for The Rock, though a better script would have been nice
5 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

Joe Kingman is a talented but pompous pro quarterback and dedicated bachelor who has yet to win a championship throughout the course of his illustrious career. That's the least of his worries however when he's united with the precocious eight-year-old daughter he never knew he had, and is abruptly forced to embrace fatherhood. Will he see the error of his ways and learn to be a responsible parent? The Rock, showing a softer side here, is likable and engaging and the film is sure to attract its target audience, but there's too much formula and too few laughs for it to really set itself apart from the standard genre. Watchable, and easy to take, but obvious and undistinguished. **


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