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Gridiron Gang (2006)

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Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

Director:

Phil Joanou

Writers:

Jeff Maguire, Jac Flanders (film "Gridiron Gang")

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dwayne Johnson ... Sean Porter (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
Xzibit ... Malcolm Moore
L. Scott Caldwell ... Bobbi Porter
Leon Rippy ... Paul Higa
Kevin Dunn ... Ted Dexter
Jade Yorker ... Willie Weathers
David V. Thomas ... Kelvin Owens (as David Thomas)
Setu Taase Setu Taase ... Junior Palaita
Mo McRae ... Leon Hayes (as Mo)
James Earl ... Donald Madlock (as James Earl III)
Trever O'Brien ... Kenny Bates
Brandon Mychal Smith ... Bug Wendal
Jurnee Smollett ... Danyelle Rollins
Michael J. Pagan ... Roger Weathers
Jamal Mixon ... Jamal Evans
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Storyline

In the Kilpatrick juvenile detention center, the supervisor and former football player Sean Porter sees the lack of discipline, self-esteem, union and perspective in the teenage interns and proposes to prepare a football team to play in one league. He is supported by his superiors and his successful experience changes the lives of many young kids. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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One goal. A second chance.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some startling scenes of violence, mature thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

During a practice scene, Dwayne Johnson can be seen paying tribute to his college career by wearing the number 94, the same number he wore during his time with the Miami Hurricanes. See more »

Goofs

In their final game before the playoffs the announcer states the score is 17-14 and when they show the final score, it's 21-7 after Willie runs in his touchdown. See more »

Quotes

Sean Porter: [to the team] You don't know how to spell 'Mustang'? You have GOT to be SHITTIN' me!
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Crazy Credits

Scenes are shown from the 1992 documentary "Gridiron Gang" which inspired this film. See more »


Soundtracks

Celebration
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown),
Eumir Deodato, Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith,
, J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) and Earl Toon (as Earl Toon,
, Jr.)
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User Reviews

 
feel good film
20 January 2007 | by wrlangSee all my reviews

Gridiron Gang is based on a true story about a juvi detention center that starts a football program to help troubled kids. There's really nothing new here, idle hands are the devil's work. Kids in trouble simply don't have anything to focus on. The story is about an administrator that takes a chance on a coach who almost wrecks the program, but pulls it out with the help of the kids. This is one of those quintessential feel good films about overcoming the odds and succeeding. Some good acting and good directing with the help if some way too tight camera shots help make the film look more realistic. A class A film to make you fell good about the system.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,414,630, 17 September 2006

Gross USA:

$38,432,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,480,851
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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