Gridiron Gang

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  125 min.
Release Date: September 15, 2006
DVD: January 16, 2007

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Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit , Kevin Dunn, Leon Rippy, Jade Yorker, Trever O'Brien, Brandon Mychal Smith, Mo , David Thomas, Setu Taase, James Earl III, Jamal Mixon

Synopsis

Juvenile detention camp probation officer Sean Porter (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), along with another officer, Malcolm Moore (Xzibit), turn a group of hardcore teenage felons into a high school football team in four weeks. Confronted with gang rivalries and a bitter hatred between his teammates, Porter teaches some hard lessons (and learns a few himself) as the kids gain a sense of self-respect and responsibility.

In a world where 75% of these juvenile inmates return to prison or meet with violent ends on the streets, Porter and Moore face seemingly insurmountable barriers. No one wants to compete against convicted criminals, but through relentless pursuit and a jolt of inspiration, Porter and his team fight their way to redemption and a second chance.

Based on a true story.

Director: Phil Joanou
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Neal H. Moritz, Lee Stanley
Screenplay: Jeff Maguire
Official Site: www.sonypicturesreleasing.ca/english/movies/gridiron_gang/

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