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The Longshots (2008)

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The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

Director:

Fred Durst

Writer:

Nick Santora
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ice Cube ... Curtis
Keke Palmer ... Jasmine
Tasha Smith ... Claire
Jill Marie Jones ... Ronnie
Dash Mihok ... Cyrus
Matt Craven ... Coach Fisher
Glenn Plummer ... Winston
Garrett Morris ... Reverend Pratt
Miles Chandler ... Damon
Malcolm Goodwin ... Roy
Michael Colyar ... Ennis
Dean Delray ... Andrew Kosowski
Earthquake ... Karl
Hugo Perez ... Edgar Mejavar
Sheran Goodspeed Keyton ... Barb (as Sheran Keyton)
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The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The New Coach Has A Secret Weapon.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild language and brief rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comeback See more »

Filming Locations:

Minden, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,080,687, 22 August 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,508,423, 23 November 2008
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cube Vision,Dimension Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ice Cube's character discusses with Keke Palmer Tyra Banks. He started with her in the movie "Higher Learning". See more »

Goofs

When Jasmine is reading her book in the cafeteria, the position of it changes from held up to down between front and rear shots. See more »

Quotes

Curtis Plummer: [after the kids show their celebration dances] When I got in the endzone, I got old school on it. Jasmie, you be da ref. I used to climb the ref. Now when I scored, when I got in da end zone, what I used ta do, I used ta look at da ref, and I used ta hand dem da ball. Act like I'd been der before.
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Connections

Referenced in The Young and the Restless: Episode #1.8963 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

MIAMI JUMPSUIT
written by 'Jared Faber'
performed by J-Radical
courtesy of Blind Lemon Music
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Not surprisingly good movie
24 August 2008 | by angelabillingsSee all my reviews

The only complaint I have is that the biggest gaffe of all has you following the dots- on Keke Palmer's face. In many scenes her acne is more than apparent while seconds later you're left wondering when she slapped on the miracle cream. It's VERY distracting. Also not her fault.

Otherwise, Keke pulls off her part of this true life story of Pop Warner's first female quarterback wonderfully. Ice Cube's character, her uncle, develops realistically when it comes to his relationship with his niece.

We had the choice of seeing this or Journey to the Center of the Earth in 3-D. I LOVE Brandon Fraser, but we were not disappointed in our choice. Our ten year-old son has heard the word "a*s" before, so that part really didn't bother me. The movie also contains teachable moments for parents to afterward discuss: how school can be rough when it comes to teasing and being made fun of.

Fred Durst, yes, THE bad boy Fred Durst of music fame, did a credible job as well, proving he is multi-talented and can handle a family movie.

All in all, the movie was well paced, nothing "dragged", and other than the above mentioned continuity issue our entire family enjoyed the movie.


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