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The Game Plan (2007)

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An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

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Andy Fickman

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Nichole Millard (screenplay), Kathryn Price (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Joe Kingman (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
Madison Pettis ... Peyton Kelly
Kyra Sedgwick ... Stella Peck
Roselyn Sanchez ... Monique Vasquez
Morris Chestnut ... Travis Sanders
Hayes MacArthur ... Kyle Cooper
Brian White ... Jamal Webber
Jamal Duff ... Clarence Monroe
Paige Turco ... Karen Kelly
Tubbs Tubbs ... Spike
Gordon Clapp ... Coach Mark Maddox
Kate Nauta ... Tatianna
Robert Torti ... Samuel Blake, Jr.
Jackie Flynn ... Larry the Doorman
Lauren Storm ... Nanny Cindy
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He had the perfect game plan. There's just one little problem... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Game Plan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,950,971, 30 September 2007

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 said he came up with the idea for his character to be such a huge Elvis fan, and suggested the idea to the writers, who loved it and added it to the script. Johnson later said that when they asked how he came up with the idea, Johnson responded that he is Elvis' biggest fan, and much of the Elvis memorabilia his character owns actually belongs to Johnson. 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: Then you get inside people's minds, and you drive them crazy, just like her!
Peyton Kelly: Well at least I got a mind, because if I didn't, I'd be just like you!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Nanny 911 (2004) See more »

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Rock the House
Written and Performed by William Bergman
Courtesy of Megatrax Production Music
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The Game Plan as ALL THE RIGHT MOVES
30 September 2007 | by DarkAngeloXSee all my reviews

Personally, it was the trailers that made me want to see this movie from the start. Let's get serious, this was not supposed to be 'Shindler's List' or something. It's a comedy about a football player! If anyone expected anything more they were deluded from the start. "The Rock" was very decent in this role, but he wasn't supposed to be the superstar of the film, just the superstar of the team -- that a big difference. Pettis was amazing, as was Kyra Sedgwick. And the team...the team of knucklehead football players stole the show in every scene they were in. The comedy had its slapstick moments but for the most part it was heartfelt and warm. I took my 7 and 6 year old daughters to see and they loved it. Definitely a must-see family film and certainly a DVD buy!


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