MPAA Rating: PG, for some mild thematic elements
Age range: Ages 5 and up
Runtime: Approx. 110 minutes
Starring: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Madison Pettis, Roselyn Sanchez, Kyra Sedgwick, Morris Chestnut, Gordon Clapp, Kate Nauta, Paige Turco, Brian White
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Andy Fickman
Release Date: September 28, 2007
The Game Plan - Movie Trailer
The Game Plan - Official Synopsis
The Game Plan tells the story of rugged superstar quarterback Joe Kingman (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), whose Boston-based team is chasing a championship. A 'serial bachelor', Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: he's rich, famous and the life of the party. But this dream is suddenly sacked for a loss when he discovers the 7-year-old daughter (newcomer Madison Pettis) he never knew he had – the product of a last fling before parting years ago with his young wife. Now, during the most important time in his career, he must figure out how to juggle his parties, practices and dates with the newfound ballet classes, bedtime stories and dolls that come with his daughter. Equally perplexed is his hard-edged mega-agent, Stella (Kyra Sedgwick), herself without a parental bone in her body. Despite the often hilarious misadventures that come with being a new father, Joe discovers that's there's more to life than money, endorsements and thousands of adoring fans: the love and care of one very special small fan is the only thing that matters.
The Game Plan - Fun Facts
In the movie, quarterback Joe Kingman plays for the Boston Rebels. In fact, the cast of Boston Rebels players is made up of former pro football players and actors with football experience. Actor Morris Chestnut, who plays the important role of "Sanders," had to prove he could catch the football convincingly before he got the part. The part of "Webber" is played by former New England Patriots player Brian White, and Jamal Duff, a former NFL lineman with the New York Giants and Washington Redskins, plays offensive lineman "Monroe." Finally, Hayes MacArthur, a recordholding former quarterback for Bowdoin College and player with the semi-pro football team the L.A. Gunslingers, turns actor to play the role of the Rebels' tight end, "Cooper."