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

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Sean Porter (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
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Malcolm Moore
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Bobbi Porter
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Paul Higa
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Ted Dexter
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Willie Weathers
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Kelvin Owens (as David Thomas)
Setu Taase ...
Junior Palaita
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Leon Hayes (as Mo)
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Donald Madlock (as James Earl III)
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Kenny Bates
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Bug Wendal
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Danyelle Rollins (as Jurnee Smollett)
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Roger Weathers
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Jamal Evans
Danny Martinez ...
Miguel Perez
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John Stevens
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Choi (as Joseph Seo)
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Chavez (as Joseph Lucero)
Robert Zepeda ...
Peavy
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Free
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C-Co
Omari Hughes ...
Little Dove
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Marvin
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Terrell Rollins
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Mr. Jones
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Frank Torrance
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Kenny Bates' Mom
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Coach Finley
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Young Mother
Marcia Jeffries ...
Roger's Mother
Charles Walker ...
Old Man
Emil Pinnock ...
Anthony
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Market Woman
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Sharon Weathers
Steven Wash Jr. ...
Dewayne (as Stevie Walsh Jr.)
Scott Thomas Cameron ...
Hall Guard
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Principal
Asenati Satele ...
Junior's Girlfriend
Shane Woolaston ...
Junior's Son
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Bug's Mother
Gregory Farr ...
BHS QB
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Cheerleader (as Melissa-Anne Davenport)
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Cherise
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CIF Official
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Mr. Medina
Walter A. Saunders III ...
Van Staff (as Walter Saunders III)
Robert C. Cawley ...
Van Staff (as Robert Cawley Jr.)
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Field Coach
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Gym Coach
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Referee
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Referee
Daniel Murphy ...
Referee
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Staff
Lamont Holmes ...
Staff (as Lamont Homes)
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Car Girl
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BHS Player
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Finley's Asst.
Daniel Abikasis ...
BHS LB
John P. Husky ...
Announcer (voice)
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Mustang Cheerleader (uncredited)
Rocky Brito ...
Juvenile Delinquent / Mustang Football Player (uncredited)
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Prom King (uncredited)
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BHS Player #2 (uncredited)
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Mustang Football Player (uncredited)
Barron Edwards ...
Mustang Football Player (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
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Free's Crew (uncredited)
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Uniformed Cop (uncredited)
Michael Francis Kelly ...
Affluent Coach (uncredited)
Benjamin Kim ...
New Inmate (uncredited)
Scottie Nic ...
Football player #79 (uncredited)
Jeran Pascascio ...
Mustang Football Player #2 (uncredited)
Raul Perez ...
Barnes (uncredited)
Jay Rodriguez ...
Camp Ward (uncredited)
Sean Scarborough ...
Doctor (uncredited)
Jeremiah Vaughn ...
Football Player (uncredited)
Bethany Wallin ...
Homecoming Queen (uncredited)
Kelle Whitehurst ...
Family Visitor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Phil Joanou

Written by

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Jeff Maguire ... (written by)
 
Jac Flanders ... (film "Gridiron Gang")

Produced by

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Ryan Kavanaugh ... executive producer
Amanda Lewis ... co-producer (as Amanda Cohen)
Adam Milano ... studio executive: development
Neal H. Moritz ... producer
Michael Rachmil ... executive producer
Lynwood Spinks ... executive producer
Lee Stanley ... producer
Shane Stanley ... executive producer

Music by

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Trevor Rabin

Cinematography by

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Jeff Cutter ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Joel Negron

Editorial Department

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Michel Aller ... first assistant editor
Dylan Carter ... on-line editor
Meagan Costello ... apprentice editor
Ken Gales ... avid tech
Dale Jones ... avid technical advisor/editor
Nick Monton ... digital intermediate producer
Missy Papageorge ... digital intermediate producer
Marc Pattavina ... assistant editor
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... digital colorist
Lawrence Howard Williams ... post digital media operator
Salvatore Catanzaro ... assistant on-line editor (uncredited)
Jim Passon ... color timer (uncredited)
Jimmy Tom ... assistant colorist (uncredited)
Ian Turpen ... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3 (uncredited)

Casting By

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Sarah Finn
Randi Hiller
Randi Lynne

Production Design by

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Floyd Albee

Set Decoration by

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Erin Morache

Costume Design by

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Sanja Milkovic Hays

Makeup Department

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Scott Cameron ... hair department head (as Scott T. Cameron)
Jeff Dawn ... makeup department head
Louis Lazzara ... key makeup artist
Monica Sabedra ... key hair stylist (as Monica Lisa Sabedra)
Rachel Solow ... hair department head
Angie Wells ... key makeup artist (as Angela S. Wells)

Production Management

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Richard J. Gelfand ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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J. Stephen Buck ... first assistant director
E. Langston Craig ... second second assistant director
Stephen W. Moore ... dga trainee (as Steve Moore)
Jennifer Reiss ... second assistant director
Ellen Rosentreter ... day player second assistant director
Brian Rosett ... additional second assistant director (as Brian 'Coach' Rosett)
Paul Schmitz ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Mike Carrillo ... assistant property master
Aric Cheng ... set designer
Don 'Tex' Clark ... set dresser
Jack Cornelius ... set dresser
Raymond Dumas ... storyboard artist (as Rusty Dumas)
Jim Early ... construction foreman
Thomas Early ... construction coordinator
Michele Faretta ... paint general foreman
Eloy Fernandez ... props
Carmine Goglia ... stand-by painter
Ethan Goodwin ... art department coordinator
Robert Lucas ... leadman
Douglas T. Madison ... property master (as Doug Madison Jr.)
Matthew McKee ... art department assistant
Martin Milligan ... on-set dresser
Reese St. Amant ... painter (as Charisse St. Amant)
Michael P. Sweeney ... props
Naomi Treuherz ... signwriter
John Tyrrell ... paint foreman
Ely Vegh ... set dresser
Gary Warshaw ... assistant art director
Victor Anderson ... construction foreman (uncredited)
Clint Schultz ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Bill W. Benton ... re-recording mixer / sound mixer
Gloria D'Alessandro ... dialogue editor
Valerie Davidson ... dialogue editor / sound editor
Chris Diamond ... cable utility
Joe Dorn ... dialogue editor / sound editor
Susan Dudeck ... supervising adr editor
Kevin Globerman ... digital recordist
Vincent Guisetti ... foley artist
Jeffrey J. Haboush ... re-recording mixer
Jamie Hardt ... assistant sound editor
P.K. Hooker ... assistant sound editor
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
Scott Jacobs ... boom operator
Pamela Kahn ... foley artist
Ka'ramuu Kush ... adr foley
Skip Lievsay ... supervising sound editor
Howard London ... adr mixer
Ken McLaughlin ... production sound mixer
James Morioka ... dialogue editor
Bob Newlan ... sound editor / sound effects editor
Rob Nokes ... additional sound recordist
Jeremy Peirson ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Kyle Rochlin ... foley mixer
Jerry Ross ... supervising sound editor
Kevin Shannon ... sound
John Joseph Thomas ... supervising foley editor

Special Effects by

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Anthony Delacruz ... special effects technician (as Anthony DeLaCruz)
Kelly Kerby ... special effects coordinator
Al Marangoni ... special effects crew

Visual Effects by

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Tim Bird ... visual effects supervisor
Justin Blaustein ... digital compositor / flame artist
Simon Brewster ... digital compositor
Andrea Caretta ... digital artist
Ron Cosentino ... visual effects producer
Brian Hanable ... digital effects compositor: Pacific Title
Shih-hao Jason Huang ... 3D artist: Pacific Title and Art Studio
James Pastorius ... lead digital compositor
Gerald Ragland ... digital intermediate support colorist
Bob Wiatr ... digital effects compositor: Pacific Title

Stunts

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Daniel Abikasis ... stunt double
Dean Baldwin ... stunt double
Sunny Byrd ... stunt player
Kevin Cater ... stunts: football double
Keith Splinter Davis ... stunts (as Keith Davis)
John Dixon ... stunt double
Kofi Elam ... stunt double
Mickey Giacomazzi ... utility stunts
Allan Graf ... stunt coordinator
Derek Graf ... stunts
Gary Guercio ... stunt driver: camera bike
Mike Gunther ... stunt performer
Daniel Hernandez ... stunts
Oliver Keller ... stunt driver
Matt Leonard ... stunts
Michael Li ... stunt performer
Louis Montaño ... stunt player (as Louis Montano)
Daniel Norris ... stunts
LaDell Preston ... stunt double
Tanoai Reed ... stunt double: The Rock
Kevin Reid ... stunt double
Justin Riemer ... stunts
Mazio Royster ... stunt double
Mike Rufino ... stunts
Tim Sabatino ... stunt driver
Marcus Salgado ... stunt double
Anthony G. Schmidt ... stunts
Brad M. Sorenson ... stunt performer
Buddy Sosthand ... stunt driver
Jeremiah Vaughn ... utility stunts
Greg Anthony ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Raynee Borchardt ... grip
John Bramley ... still photographer
Kelly Cummins ... camera loader
Andrew Degnan ... additional second assistant camera
William DiCenso ... rf technician
David Ghegan ... best boy electric (as David Scott Ghegan)
Bill Greenberg ... rigging electrician
Rob J. Greenlea ... grip
Daniel Hanych ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Kelly ... electrician
Ryan Kirk ... second video assist operator
Karen Korn ... additional second assistant camera
Seth Kotok ... second assistant camera
Thomas E. Lee ... grip
Bob Leitelt ... key grip
Josh Levy ... video assist operator
Michael L. Lewin ... rigging grip
Chris Lombardi ... camera operator: "a" camera
Gregory Lundsgaard ... camera operator
T. Michael McLean ... first assistant camera: football unit
David Mun ... assistant camera
Ignacio Musich ... additional first assistant camera
Frédéric North ... pilot: camera helicopter
Thom Owens ... additional camera operator
Robert J. Reilly ... dolly grip
Nicolas Restrepo ... first assistant camera
Timothy Roarke ... camera operator
Joel A. Ruiz ... electrician
Bob Scott ... camera operator
Cliff Shaffer ... grip
Shan Siddiqi ... rf tech
Riley Sidore ... set lighting technician
Charles Smith ... best boy grip
Scott Sprague ... lighting technician
Hong Suwadji ... camera trainee
Andrew Taylor ... dolly grip
James 'Biff' Thomsen ... electrician
Jarred Waldron ... gaffer
Michael J. Walker ... additional camera operator / camera operator
Steven J. Winslow ... aerial camera technician: Wescam camera
Christopher A. Zwirner ... rigging best boy

Casting Department

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Clint Alexander ... casting assistant: New York
Scott Blasko ... extras casting assistant
Michael Damico ... extras casting coordinator
Nina Henninger ... location casting / search casting
Tamara Hunter ... casting associate
Tina Kerr ... extras casting
Marisa Christine Medina ... casting assistant
Terence Rosemore ... extras casting assistant
Aaron Simnowitz ... casting assistant
Jacque Lawson ... extras coordinator: on set (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Camille Argus ... costume supervisor
Lorenzo Hearns Jr. ... costumer
Demetricus Holloway ... set costumer
Sabine Huber ... costumer
Francine Lecoultre ... textile artist
Robert Mata ... costumer: Mr. Johnson
Muto-Little ... costume maker
Michael A. Russell ... set costumer
Irena Stepic ... key costumer
Mark Walcott ... set costumer

Location Management

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Jaime Daly ... key assistant location manager
Steven S. Lee ... location scout
Eddie Merino ... key assistant location manager
Patrick Mignano ... location manager
Guy Morrison ... location scout

Music Department

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Mark Estes ... music preparation
Josh Evans ... assistant score engineer
Amanda Goodpaster ... music editor
Katie Greathouse ... assistant music editor
Greg Hayes ... score recordist
Steve Kempster ... score mixer
Kory Kruckenberg ... scoring assistant engineer
Paul Linford ... composer: additional music / score mixer / score producer
Pilar McCurry ... music supervisor
Robert Puff ... music preparation
Jeanette Surga ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Steve Bonner ... driver
Michael W. Broomer ... driver
Dave Calaway ... driver
Daniel Canamar ... transportation dispatcher
Chris Gorden ... talent driver
Benson Jones ... driver
Michael Menapace ... transportation coordinator
George A. Miki ... driver
Theresa M. Roehner ... teamster driver
Brenda Ryan ... driver
Justin Sanders ... driver
Eddie Santana ... driver
John F. Teeple ... driver

Other crew

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Kevin Cater ... football player
Valeria Migliassi Collins ... script supervisor
Karly Davis ... production assistant
Josh Elwell ... production assistant
Cory Foster ... craft service
Andrea Giannetti ... studio executive: development
Flax Glor ... publicist
Sean Gowrie ... assistant production coordinator
Allan Graf ... football coordinator
Nicole Graf ... production assistant
Christopher Griffie ... key set production assistant
Stephen Gurley ... accounting clerk
Richelle Hassell ... assistant: Mr. Joanou
Jake Head ... looping voices (as Jacob Head)
Cole Hooper ... production assistant
Doc Jacobs ... football player
Damiana Kamishin ... production coordinator
Iden Kamishin ... production assistant
Dave Kasubowski ... craft service
Nikki King ... assistant: Mr. Moritz
Malosi Leonard ... special abilities extra
David Linck ... unit publicist
Jadi McCurdy ... production assistant
Isaac Mejía ... set production assistant
Kathryn Mindala ... production accountant
Shara Moradi ... production intern
Jeni Mulein ... assistant: Ms. Cohen
Jason Neudecker ... production assistant
Ivanna Palance-Quinn ... assistant: Mr. Rachmil (as Ivanna Palance)
Paul Pawlowski ... post-production accountant
Peggy Pere ... helicopter coordinator
Justin Riemer ... assistant football coordinator
Benjamin Rigaud ... assistant: The Rock
Chris Romberg ... first assistant accountant
Roric Ruegsegger ... technical advisor
Jason Salzman ... production secretary
Todd SanSone ... wireless imaging technician
Lee J. Santillan ... second assistant accountant
Stephen Sprague ... production assistant
Sheri St Lawrence ... key second assistant accountant
Jeremiah Stafford ... production assistant
Lloyd Thomas ... caterer
Lora Umphress ... payroll accountant
Jay Veltri ... stand-in: Dwayne Johnson
Benton Ward ... technical production assistant
Oorala Yamada ... additional set production assistant

Thanks

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Bert Boeckmann ... special thanks
Jane Boeckmann ... special thanks
Paul Higa ... in memory of

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines One goal. A second chance. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rédemption (France)
  • Spiel auf Bewährung (Germany)
  • La vida en juego (Spain)
  • Gang Gridiron (Canada, French title)
  • A Gangue está em Campo (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 125 min
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Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $14,414,630, 17 Sep 2006

Did You Know?

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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 The events were supposed to have taken place in 1993. You can see the teams wearing Under Armour gear but UA wasn't made public until 1995-1996 and it was sold to the Georgia Institute of Technology (or Georgia Tech). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Up in the Air/Everybody's Fine/Brothers (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Celebration See more »
Quotes Sean Porter: Is it gonna be like this forever? Killing each other because you were born five blocks in the wrong direction? How about we call peace right here?
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