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The Longshots (2008)

The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

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Coach Fisher
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Winston
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The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

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The New Coach Has A Secret Weapon.


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Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild language and brief rude humor | See all certifications »

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22 August 2008 (USA)  »

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Comeback  »

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Box Office

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,080,687, 22 August 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,508,423, 23 November 2008
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Trivia

Ice Cube's character discusses with Keke Palmer Tyra Banks. He started with her in the movie "Higher Learning". See more »

Goofs

When Jasmine is reading her book in the cafeteria, the position of it changes from held up to down between front and rear shots. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Pratt: Things aren't the way they used to be.
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Connections

Referenced in Youth in Revolt (2009) See more »

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MIAMI JUMPSUIT
written by 'Jared Faber'
performed by J-Radical
courtesy of Blind Lemon Music
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A warm family movie
28 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

My entire family enjoyed The Longshots, based on the true story of an eleven year old girl who played quarterback on a Pop Warner football team. The movie makes no pretense of being the world's greatest sport movie. It is however an inspiring, wholesome story. Both Ice Cube and Kiki Palmer are excellent in this movie.

As the parent of two children of color, I appreciated the fact that even though the lead characters are African American and many of the other characters are White, race was not an issue in this story. Both my 11 year old daughter and 13 year old son (who is a quarterback) enjoyed the movie without feeling preached to. The Longshots is especially appropriate for that age range.

The Longshots might have a fairly narrow audience. It is not for young children, and is probably not exciting enough for older teenagers and many adults. The situations are not over dramatized to increase the tension in the story. The Longshots is an inspiring film that especially should be seen by pre-teen girls and their families.


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