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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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Fred Durst consulted religious experts and anthropologists in order to accurately portray the last voodoo cannibalism scene before the final big game. 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

Reverend Pratt: So, if you concentrate on what you don't have, you forget about what you do have.
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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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A warm family movie
28 February 2009 | by gkellymathSee all my reviews

My entire family enjoyed The Longshots, based on the true story of an eleven year old girl who played quarterback on a Pop Warner football team. The movie makes no pretense of being the world's greatest sport movie. It is however an inspiring, wholesome story. Both Ice Cube and Kiki Palmer are excellent in this movie.

As the parent of two children of color, I appreciated the fact that even though the lead characters are African American and many of the other characters are White, race was not an issue in this story. Both my 11 year old daughter and 13 year old son (who is a quarterback) enjoyed the movie without feeling preached to. The Longshots is especially appropriate for that age range.

The Longshots might have a fairly narrow audience. It is not for young children, and is probably not exciting enough for older teenagers and many adults. The situations are not over dramatized to increase the tension in the story. The Longshots is an inspiring film that especially should be seen by pre-teen girls and their families.


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