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Gridiron Gang (2006)

Gridiron Gang

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

September 15, 2006 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Columbia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Phil Joanou

Producer

Lee Stanley, Neal H. Moritz

Screenwriter

Jeff Maguire

Starring

  • The Rock as Sean Porter
  • Xzibit as Malcolm Moore
  • Kevin Dunn
  • Leon Rippy
  • Danny Martinez
  • Mo
  • Trever O'Brien
  • Six Reasons
  • Brandon Smith
  • Jade Yorker
  • Robert Zepeda

Story


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and MTV's "Pimp My Ride" host, Xzibit, star in a story based on actual events about the creation of a football team within the confines of a juvenile detention camp.

"Gridiron Gang" tells the uplifting story of detention camp probation officer Sean Porter (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), who creates a high-school-level football team from a ragtag group of dangerous teenage inmates as a means to teach them self-respect and social responsibility. He is joined in this experiment by co-worker, Malcolm Moore (Xzibit).

But Porter must first overcome almost universal resistance from the powers that be -- his skeptical bosses and coaches at rival high schools who don't want their players mixing it up with convicted criminals on the football field.

Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1993 television documentary by Lee and Linda Stanley, the film chronicles the rise of the Camp Kilpatrick Mustangs as they bond together to achieve the impossible: a chance to play in their league's championship game.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a throwback to every sports and teacher-mentors-troublesome-kids inspirational melodrama made during the past three decades..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
“..for every development the picture telegraphs, it delivers a payoff..”
by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
“..isn't bad, just not top-line material..”
by Michael Wilmington [Los Angeles Times]