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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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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 »

Genres:

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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$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

Prints of this movie were delivered to theatres under the fake title "Ribbon". 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

[repeated lines]
Peyton Kelly: Stupid is a mean word.
Kyle Cooper: No it isn't.
Peyton Kelly: Yes it is.
Kyle Cooper: No it isn't.
Peyton Kelly: Yes it is.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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My Girl
Written by Smokey Robinson, Ronald White
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great Family Movie
22 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We saw this tonight. It was wonderful. My husband took one look at all the little girls seated in the theater and said, "Did you choose the right movie?" But he laughed from start to finish, as did all the other men in the theater.

The story is about a selfish star quarterback who plays for the Boston Rebels NFL team. (Ah, if only it were so). He has a fabulous bachelor pad and a bulldog. He adores Elvis and has adopted his nickname, calling himself Joe "The King" Kingman. A wee eight year-old girl shows up on his doorstep and says she is his daughter. This throws him off balance to say the least.

The Rock plays the part very well. I heard a LOT of sniffles during emotional parts. The little girl who plays his daughter is adorable.

I highly recommend.


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