Gridiron GangSeptember 15, 2006
Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 6.8/10 (16,034 voted)
Critic's Score: 52/100
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell
In the Kilpatrick juvenile detention center, the supervisor and former football player Sean Porter sees the lack of discipline, self-esteem, union and perspective in the teenage interns and proposes to prepare a football team to play in one league. He is supported by his superiors and his successful experience changes the lives of many young kids.
Writers: Jeff Maguire, Jac Flanders
(as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
L. Scott Caldwell
David V. Thomas
(as David Thomas)
(as James Earl III)
(as Brandon Mychal Smith)
Michael J. Pagan
One goal. A second chance.
Sony Pictures [United States] |
Release Date: 15 September 2006
Filming Locations: Agoura High School – 28545 W. Driver Avenue, Agoura Hills, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $14,414,630
(17 September 2006)
(22 October 2006)
Did You Know?
With this film, Sony became the first studio to release ten films that opened at #1 at the box office in a single year. The previous record of nine was also set by Sony in 2003, with the release of
Something's Gotta Give.
The events were supposed to have taken place in 1993. You can see the teams wearing Under Armour gear but UA wasn't made public until 1995-1996 and it was sold to the Georgia Institute of Technology (or Georgia Tech).
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This movie was awesome!
I just saw Gridiron Gang at a screening. It was great! The beginning
was very violent, depressing, and scary- to the point where my friend
and I considered leaving. It got better, though, and the violent
beginning actually did a good job of setting up the story of the rival
gangs. It was very well-acted, especially by The Rock. I was surprised
because this is the first movie I've seen him in that I actually
enjoyed. There was a good balance between the football aspect of the
movie and the story itself. It wasn't just a "football movie"- it was
about how playing on the football team was able to change the kids'
lives. The ending was really good.