Gridiron Gang

September 15, 2006 0 By Fans
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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

Phil Joanou

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


Dwayne Johnson

Sean Porter

(as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)


Malcolm Moore

L. Scott Caldwell

Bobbi Porter

Leon Rippy

Paul Higa

Kevin Dunn

Ted Dexter

Jade Yorker

Willie Weathers

David V. Thomas

Kelvin Owens

(as David Thomas)

Setu Taase

Junior Palaita

Mo McRae

Leon Hayes

(as Mo)

James Earl

Donald Madlock

(as James Earl III)

Trever O'Brien

Kenny Bates

Brandon Smith

Bug Wendal

(as Brandon Mychal Smith)

Jurnee Smollett

Danyelle Rollins

Michael J. Pagan

Roger Weathers

Jamal Mixon

Jamal Evans

One goal. A second chance.


Official Website:
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

Budget: $30,000,000


Opening Weekend: $14,414,630
(17 September 2006)
(3504 Screens)

Gross: $38,432,823
(22 October 2006)

Technical Specs


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).


Sean Porter:
Choi, get in!

User Review

This movie was awesome!

Rating: 9/10

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.