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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$90,648,202

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$147,880,543
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First Movie debut of Madison Pettis. See more »

Goofs

The movie is stated to take place in January, but Joe and Peyton watch ESPN's coverage of the 2007 Subway 500, which was on Oct. 21st of that year. See more »

Quotes

Stuart Scott: Blessed with crazy strength and ridiculous agility...
Joe Kingman: Ridiculous.
Stuart Scott: Joe Kingman could have succeeded on talent alone. But what really sets this future hall-of-famer apart is his passion for the game. And no one sums it up better than Joe himself.
Joe Kingman: [on TV] Wait a minute, that's not what I said.
[camera points to Joe. To Spike]
Joe Kingman: Listen, listen. What I said was this.
[slightly in unison]
Joe Kingman: Life holds many pleasures for me. But... nothing... nothing beats the thrill of playing on that field every Sunday. ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References SportsCenter (1979) See more »

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Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Written by Roy Turk, Lou Handman
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a change of pace for The Rock, though a better script would have been nice
5 November 2007 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

Joe Kingman is a talented but pompous pro quarterback and dedicated bachelor who has yet to win a championship throughout the course of his illustrious career. That's the least of his worries however when he's united with the precocious eight-year-old daughter he never knew he had, and is abruptly forced to embrace fatherhood. Will he see the error of his ways and learn to be a responsible parent? The Rock, showing a softer side here, is likable and engaging and the film is sure to attract its target audience, but there's too much formula and too few laughs for it to really set itself apart from the standard genre. Watchable, and easy to take, but obvious and undistinguished. **


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