The Game Plan

September 28th, 2007


The Game Plan

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Still of Dwayne Johnson and Roselyn Sanchez in The Game PlanStill of Madison Pettis in The Game PlanBrian White at event of The Game PlanMark Ciardi in The Game PlanStill of Paige Turco and Madison Pettis in The Game PlanStill of Kate Nauta in The Game Plan

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has a 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.1/10 (20,547 voted)

Critic's Score: 44/100

Director: Andy Fickman

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Pettis

Joe Kingman is a huge football star. He's got woman, money, and a good career. Everything is perfect for him. Then one day an 8 year old girl shows up at his door telling him that she's his daughter from a past relationship. Once he has proof that she is for a fact his, he tries but fails miserably at "parenting." From problems such as his super speedy car with no backseat, to leaving her in a bar at 3 am, he's got a lot to deal with. Eventually though, she gets him, (and his football team) wrapped around her finger. When she has a near-death experience and Joe finds out her mother died early that year, he wants her to move and live with him. Her aunt though disagrees and takes her home. Joe has to play the game of his life and when he's injured, and things don't look good for him, his daughter comes out and gets him right back on the field.

Writers: Nichole Millard, Kathryn Price

Dwayne Johnson - Joe Kingman (as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson)
Madison Pettis - Peyton Kelly
Kyra Sedgwick - Stella Peck
Roselyn Sanchez - Monique Vasquez
Morris Chestnut - Travis Sanders
Hayes MacArthur - Kyle Cooper
Brian White - Jamal Webber
Jamal Duff - Clarence Monroe
Paige Turco - Karen Kelly
Tubbs - Spike
Gordon Clapp - Coach Mark Maddox
Kate Nauta - Tatianna
Robert Torti - Samuel Blake, Jr.
Jackie Flynn - Larry the Doorman
Lauren Storm - Nanny Cindy

Taglines: He had the perfect game plan. There's just one little problem...


Official Website: Disney DVD and Blu-ray site | Disney [United States] |

Release Date: 28 September 2007

Filming Locations: Auburn, Massachusetts, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $22,950,971 (USA) (30 September 2007) (3103 Screens)

Gross: $90,636,983 (USA) (17 February 2008)

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Did You Know?

Dwayne Johnson has said that this film will be the last film in which he will be credited as "The Rock".

Continuity: Before he does the commercial (when he has a lisp from an allergic reaction), the small logo for the team's name 'Boston' disappears for a shot, and then reappears.

Joe Kingman: Bostun Webels, experience the heat. Buston Webels, catch the magik. Buston Webels, catch... who wites this?

User Review

Great Family Movie

Rating: 10/10

We saw this tonight. It was wonderful. My husband took one look at all the little girls seated in the theater and said, "Did you choose the right movie?" But he laughed from start to finish, as did all the other men in the theater.

The story is about a selfish star quarterback who plays for the Boston Rebels NFL team. (Ah, if only it were so). He has a fabulous bachelor pad and a bulldog. He adores Elvis and has adopted his nickname, calling himself Joe "The King" Kingman. A wee eight year-old girl shows up on his doorstep and says she is his daughter. This throws him off balance to say the least.

The Rock plays the part very well. I heard a LOT of sniffles during emotional parts. The little girl who plays his daughter is adorable.

I highly recommend.


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