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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:

Joe Kingman had the perfect game plan to win the championship... but first, he has to tackle one little problem. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site

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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the fact that this was filmed in Super 35, "Filmed in Panavision" is listed in the end credits. See more »

Goofs

It looks like the same stadium is used for regular season games and the championship game, by the amount and location of wear on the field. You would think that a championship game in Arizona would have better looking striping, etc. than a regular season game near Boston. See more »

Quotes

Peyton Kelly: Hey, Joe. You got money on New York or something?
Joe Kingman: [Chuckles] Peyton?
[Groans]
Joe Kingman: Come here. Please tell me you're not on the lam again.
Karen Kelly: No, this time she brought the warden with her.
Joe Kingman: What are you guys doing here?
Peyton Kelly: I called an audible. See, I thought you'd be better of without me. But judging by the butt-whupping you got out there, I guess I was wrong. I love you, Daddy. I want to come home.
Joe Kingman: I love you too, Peyton. I love you so much.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Best Worst Movie (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Jailhouse Rock
Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Great Family Movie
22 September 2007 | by sluggy3000See all my reviews

We saw this tonight. It was wonderful. My husband took one look at all the little girls seated in the theater and said, "Did you choose the right movie?" But he laughed from start to finish, as did all the other men in the theater.

The story is about a selfish star quarterback who plays for the Boston Rebels NFL team. (Ah, if only it were so). He has a fabulous bachelor pad and a bulldog. He adores Elvis and has adopted his nickname, calling himself Joe "The King" Kingman. A wee eight year-old girl shows up on his doorstep and says she is his daughter. This throws him off balance to say the least.

The Rock plays the part very well. I heard a LOT of sniffles during emotional parts. The little girl who plays his daughter is adorable.

I highly recommend.


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