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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Nick Santora (written by)
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Release Date:
22 August 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The New Coach Has A Secret Weapon.
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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(114 articles)
User Reviews:
2.9? Really? Come on, that's not being fair, this was a decent movie See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Ice Cube ... Curtis

Keke Palmer ... Jasmine

Tasha Smith ... Claire

Jill Marie Jones ... Ronnie

Dash Mihok ... Cyrus

Matt Craven ... Coach Fisher

Glenn Plummer ... Winston

Garrett Morris ... Reverend Pratt

Miles Chandler ... Damon

Malcolm Goodwin ... Roy
Michael Colyar ... Ennis

Dean Delray ... Andrew Kosowski
Earthquake ... Karl

Hugo Perez ... Edgar Mejavar
Sheran Goodspeed Keyton ... Barb (as Sheran Keyton)

Greg Dorchak ... Ernie

Kofi Siriboe ... Javy Hall

Alan Aisenberg ... Feather
Shane Kaufman ... Rodriguez
Malcolm Phillips ... Manny
Justin Dale ... Browning

Chloe Bridges ... Tammy

Debby Ryan ... Popular Girl
Gerald Richardson ... Defensive End
Wayne Dehart ... Mr. Peppers
Zhailon Levingston ... Opposing Cornerback
Peyton 'Alex' Smith ... Opposing Linebacker (as Alex Smith)

George Wilson ... Testifier

Vincent Laresca ... Pop Warner Official #1
Jim Flowers ... Pop Warner Official #2
Athena Hawkins ... Young Girl

Zorianna Kit ... News Reporter

Caleb Landry Jones ... Jonesy (as Caleb Jones)
Ed Walsh ... Announcer

Gerry May ... Color Announcer
Maria Anita Howard ... Local News Anchor

Sophia Taylor Ali ... Girl #1 (as Sophia Taylor)
Katy Peppard ... Girl #2
Jessica Fain ... Big Girl
Dale Lee Ward Jr. ... Player #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Amanda Bosley ... Minden Browns Fan (uncredited)
Breanna Brooks ... Bell Ringer (uncredited)

Crystal Brown-Tatum ... Arcade Friend (uncredited)
Bruce Bryant ... Opposing Fan (uncredited)
John Cramer ... Crazy Plummer Fan (uncredited)

Jon Dainty ... Football Game Fan (uncredited)

Eric Joshua Davis ... CNN cameraman (uncredited)

Tavaris James Durell ... Football Game Fan (uncredited)

Ted Ferguson ... Night Football Field Groundskeeper (uncredited)

James Paul ... Local Community Member (uncredited)
Matthew Ramsaur ... Purple Team Football Fan (uncredited)
Alice Searcy ... Browns Fan (uncredited)

Odessa Sykes ... Waitress in Diner (uncredited)
Johnny Wright ... Sports Photographer (uncredited)

Directed by
Fred Durst 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Nick Santora (written by)

Produced by
Matt Alvarez .... producer
Ice Cube .... producer
Andrew G. La Marca .... executive producer (as Andy La Marca)
Ronald G. Muhammad .... associate producer
Nick Santora .... producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Teddy Castellucci 
 
Cinematography by
Conrad W. Hall (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jeffrey Wolf 
 
Casting by
Matthew Barry 
Tara Duncil 
Nancy Green-Keyes 
 
Production Design by
Charles William Breen  (as Charles Breen)
 
Art Direction by
Brian Stultz 
 
Set Decoration by
Stephanie Ziemer 
 
Costume Design by
Mary E. McLeod 
 
Makeup Department
Kimberly Amacker .... makeup artist
Nikki I Brown .... key makeup artist
Jeff Dawn .... makeup department head
Debra Denson .... makeup artist: Ice Cube
Melissa Forney .... hair department head
Ebony Star Parson .... makeup artist
Yolanda Sheridan .... makeup artist
Crystal Woodford .... key hair stylist
Bret Mayo .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Andrew G. La Marca .... production manager
Jeff Maynard .... executive in charge of post-production
Carey Len Smith .... post-production executive
Matthew Stein .... executive in charge of production
Ed Tapia .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thom Buckley .... second assistant director: second unit (additional photography)
Scott Cameron .... first assistant director
Ime Etuk .... second assistant director
Rawn Hutchinson .... second unit director
Steve Lonano .... second second assistant director
Ryan Tighe .... assistant director: additional photography
Ryan Tighe .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dave Akes .... carpenter
Ted Boonthanakit .... storyboard artist
Gail Briant .... lead scenic
Kenneth Brown .... propmaker
John Brunot .... property master
Eddie Burcham .... set dresser
Andrew M. Casbon III .... painter foreman
Daniel Coe .... construction coordinator
Randall S. Coe .... construction coordinator
Fran Cox .... prop assistant: football scenes
Lisa Akes Crouch .... greensman
Matthew L. Crowson .... set dresser
Stephanie Emery .... art department buyer
Stephanie Emery .... set dressing buyer
James Gambino .... typesetting
Jennifer Garlington .... set decoration coordinator
Michael Hendrick .... set dresser
Kathleen Kat Holton .... construction buyer
Julie Kobsa .... assistant property master
Julie Kobsa .... assistant property master: reshoots
Andree Lago .... scenic artist
Otto Lindsey .... assistant property master
Robert Lucas .... lead person
Courtney Mayfield .... art department production assistant
Dave Merry .... lead greens
Thomas Minton .... set designer
Cory Parker .... on-set dresser
Sonda L. Rowland .... painter
Caroline Seale .... art department production assistant
John Eric Seay .... foreman
Wayne Softley Jr. .... painter
Lindsey Suggs .... art department coordinator
Gordon Thomas .... gang boss
Marcus Turchi .... propmaker gang boss
Joe Walsh .... set dresser
Jason Wilson .... gangboss
 
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Walter Anderson .... sound mixer
Steve Bartkowicz .... sound re-recording engineer
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer
Victor Ray Ennis .... supervising sound editor
Matt Hovland .... commentary mixer
Dan Izen .... sound mixer: reshoots
Kenneth L. Johnson .... supervising sound editor
Tim Kimmel .... dialogue editor
Ron King .... boom operator: additional photography
Verlie King .... sound utility: additional photography
Brad Lokey .... second boom operator / sound utility
Dave Lopez .... sound recordist
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
Kelly Oxford .... supervising adr editor
Douglas Shamburger .... boom operator
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Brett Voss .... foley mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Rebecca Walker .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Ron Barr .... visual effects artist: Outback Post
Jamie Baxter .... digital compositor
Samuel M. Dabbs .... lead title designer
Paulina Kuszta .... visual effects coordinator
Terry Silberman .... senior flame artist
 
Stunts
Rawn Hutchinson .... stunt coordinator
Crystal Michelle .... stunts (as Crystal Dyson)
Darryl Reeves .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Applebaum .... additional camera operator
Tracy Bennett .... still photographer
Gordon Black .... dimmer board operator
Chuck Brown .... dolly grip
Darwin Montana Browne .... key grip: re-shoots
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Duane Cooper .... best boy grip
Brandon Dauzat .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, additional photography
Mark Shane Davis .... key grip
Bryan Delorenzo .... second assistant camera
Tulio Duenas .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
John Gregory Edwards .... lighting technician
Sean P. Fickert .... key rigging grip
Patrick D. Fields .... grip
Brian Fosnaugh .... best boy electric
Robert Foster .... camera operator
Brouke Franklin .... first assistant camera: re-shoots
Kevin Gazdik .... rigging gaffer
Gonzalo Gonzalez .... additional grip
Paul Goodstein .... key grip
Andre Green .... rigging electrician
Conrad W. Hall .... camera operator
Brad Heiner .... dolly grip
Danny Horne .... second assistant camera: re-shoots
Michael Leonard .... additional first assistant camera
Jaclyn Litton .... video assist
Greg Lomas .... dolly grip: additional photography
Luis Lopez DeVictoria .... best boy grip: re-shoots
Charlie Nauman .... film loader
Robert Owen .... lighting technician
Tony Rivetti Jr. .... still photographer
Dennis Seawright .... first assistant camera
T.J. Sebren .... lighting technician
Gregory W. Smith .... camera operator: "a" camera
Gregory W. Smith .... steadicam operator
Kevin Stevenson .... video assist operator
Chris Strong .... gaffer
Cody Strong .... lighting technician
Steve Urban .... grip
Tony Varuola .... lighting technician
Charles B. Walker .... dolly grip
Jeremy Webre .... grip
Alex Willson .... grip
Ty Zenter .... grip
 
Casting Department
Jamie Baremore .... local casting
Judy Cook .... casting associate
Brinkley A. Maginnis .... extras casting
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Ryan Preimesberger .... casting intern
David Zahedian .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erica Callais .... costume production assistant
Leoisick Castro .... set costumer
Terry L. Harris .... chief assistant costume
S. Aimee Helms .... set costumer
Frances LeCompte .... seamstress
Austin Myers .... costume supervisor
Lexi Price .... costumer
Sommer Terry .... wardrobe production assistant
Rachel A. Walker .... set costumer
Jen Wasson .... costume assistant
Beverly Woods .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Reza Amidi .... digital intermediate editor
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital film colorist
Pete Conlin .... post production
Peter Fandetti .... co-editor
Jonathan Hoffman .... post production
Joëlle Taar .... assistant editor
Zach Wolf .... editorial assistant
Darin Wooldridge .... digital colorist
 
Music Department
Spring Aspers .... music supervisor
Michael Brake .... temp music editor
Richard A. Harrison .... music editor
Maarten Hofmeijer .... music editor
Jessica Myhan .... music coordinator
Robert Puff .... music preparation
 
Transportation Department
Cesar Angobaldo .... transportation coordinator (as Cesar Angebaldo)
Dennis W. Cook Jr. .... driver
J.J. Echavarria .... driver: crew van (reshoots )
Steve Garcia .... los angeles transportation captain
Gerald Hardy .... driver
Robert Jepson .... driver
Randy Kinyon .... transportation captain
Aaron D. Moore .... driver
James Yeates .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Jesse Adams .... production assistant
Heather A. Allen .... craft service assistant
Dane Anderson .... office production assistant
Barbara Babb .... production assistant
Alexander T. Carey .... assistant production coordinator: reshoots
Mona Coulter .... travel agent
Jane DeFreese .... tutor
Robert M. Donaldson .... assistant location manager
Colin Edlund .... key craft service
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Karen Gehres .... epk producer
Charles Gibson .... production assistant
Letitia Hoaas .... set teacher
Walt Hollis .... stand in: Dash Mihok
Jim Jaffe .... product placement
Paula Kramer .... production coordinator: reshoots
Robert Lane .... production accountant
Gai Loper .... lead payroll accountant
Phillip Messinger .... location scout
Darcel White Moreno .... photo double
F. Stanley Pearse Jr. .... location manager
KB Pugliese .... assistant coordinator
Sonia Randazzo .... assistant accountant
Adam Ryan .... key set medic
Vicki L. Sawyer .... production accountant: reshoots
Tracey Schaefer .... unit publicist (as Tracey Zemitis)
Eric Sizemore .... production assistant
Kevin Anthony Smith .... staff assistant
Kevin Anthony Smith .... travel coordinator
Tara N. Talley-Brown .... location assistant (as Tara T. Miller)
Sonia Torres .... set production assistant
Sasha Veneziano .... assistant production coordinator: pre-production
Chad Wheeler .... production assistant
Van White .... set production assistant
Matthew Wright .... production assistant
Donald E. Wygal .... production coordinator
Anthony Yuse .... key set production assistant
Carter Mitchell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michalla Petersen .... voice-over artist (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild language and brief rude humor
Runtime:
USA:94 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Keke Palmer trained for 6 weeks learning not only how to throw a football correctly, but also how to call plays as a real quarterback would do.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Curtis Plummer:[after the kids show their celebration dances] When I got in the endzone, I got old school on it. Jasmie, you be da ref. I used to climb the ref. Now when I scored, when I got in da end zone, what I used ta do, I used ta look at da ref, and I used ta hand dem da ball. Act like I'd been der before.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Tyra Banks Show" (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
MIAMI JUMPSUITSee more »

FAQ

Is "The Longshots" based on a book?
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29 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
2.9? Really? Come on, that's not being fair, this was a decent movie, 27 August 2008
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

I know that this movie is getting a lot of hate, but I still wanted to check out The Longshots, once again, this is a movie that I am just baffled by all the hate. I thought this movie was actually decent and watchable, I know that the main reason why this movie is getting the bad reviews from IMDb users is because of Fred Durst, not to mention that everyone seems to hate Ice Cube's career choices. But honestly, this movie was inspiring and uplifting, there wasn't any harm done in this movie and it was different from other sport movies. We are used to the underdog usually being a guy in these movies, it's because of race, money, looks, or mental disabilities, for once we have a movie about the pressures of being a girl who is into sports who also enjoys being a girlie girl as well. The Longshots is also fun to watch and doesn't fall flat or becomes predictable like most sports movies.

Jasmine Plummer is a loner at her school, always having her head in a book, her mother works long hours and her father abandoned them. Her mom asks Curtis, Jasmine's father's brother, to babysit her after school while she's working, Curtis complains all the way and even has to be paid to do the job. But when Curtis plays ball with the town minister, he discovers that Jasmine has quite an arm and makes her try out for the football team while he trains her. Jasmine takes back the team's loosing streak and she and Curtis start to finally love each other.

The Longshots isn't movie of the year and it's not the best sports movie either, but I thought it was a decent movie to watch. Like I said, it's different and I thought for what everyone was expecting, Fred Durst did a good job of directing and Ice Cube is a lovable character that makes a great role model. I would recommend The Longshots for a matinée or a rental, don't take the IMDb rating so seriously, because I think it's just one of those hater's issues where the people who think it's going to be bad automatically just vote 1 without seeing it. So give this movie a fair chance, it's a good family movie to watch.

6/10

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