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Gridiron Gang (2006)

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Phil Joanou

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Plot Summary

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars in this gritty and inspirational movie based on a true story of a group of teenage delinquents given a second chance to redeem themselves by playing football. Sean Porter (Johnson) is a frustrated juvenile probation officer. Most of the kids in his detention camp are either sent back to prison once they leave or meet a violent end when they return to the streets. Desperately looking for a way to make a difference, he and his co-worker Malcolm Moore (Xzibit, TV's "Pimp My Ride") devise a plan to teach discipline and responsibility through the game of football. But with only four weeks before the start of the season, Porter must overcome insurmountable odds to put together a competitive team. It's a season that will test their minds, spirit, and bodies as Porter teaches his players the principles of good character, strength through resiliency, and genuine respect for one another.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 100
  • Fresh: 42
  • Rotten: 58
  • Average Rating: 5.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: ... the movie's good intentions are consistently undermined by its simplistic notion of redemption, and its inspirational thrust is diluted by an epilogue that suggests the program still has a ways to go in the life-altering department. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Gridiron entertains and makes a powerful point about the faults inherent in the penal system, particularly for youths with hopes of rehabilitation. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Auds will respond, either to the uplifting message and the solid action sequences. – John Anderson, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Some movies present their whole story in a two-minute trailer, but Gridiron Gang says it all in its poster ... – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jul 16, 2008

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Customer Reviews

A move that will truly move you.

I have nothing much to say other than brilliant. This was one movie I truly believed in, and The Rock played his role very, very well indeed. This is a must see for anyone who is troubled and in need of inspiration.


If you just look at the previews you can already tell that this is a good movie. It's shows what you can become if you put your mind to it. Ha Ha Ha i'm sounding just like my teacher.

awsome movie

This is an incredable story about what coach porter did. no doubt about it one of my favorite movies of the rock's and I would totally recomend this. very powerful story especially what coach porter's players did for his mother after she was in the hospital for a long period of time. I can truley respect this man for everything he did to put the team togther and make them put their differences aside and made them play as one unite.

Gridiron Gang (2006)
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2007

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