Game Plan

Game Plan

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Director: Andy Fickman

Cast: Andy Fickman, The Rock, Madison Pettis, Kyra Sedgwick

     
 

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Gridiron Gang star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson picks up the pigskin once again for this sports-themed family comedy concerning a football superstar who abandons the gridiron to answer the call of fatherhood. Joe Kingman (Johnson) was a star quarterback destined for greatness; not only is the Boston-based team he plays for well onSee more details below

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Gridiron Gang star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson picks up the pigskin once again for this sports-themed family comedy concerning a football superstar who abandons the gridiron to answer the call of fatherhood. Joe Kingman (Johnson) was a star quarterback destined for greatness; not only is the Boston-based team he plays for well on their way to the championships, but he's got all the money and fame that a man could want out of life. A perpetual bachelor whose one brief marriage ended many moons ago, Kingman is stunned to learn that a long-forgotten youthful fling had more permanent consequences than he ever anticipated. Now, just as his career is set to blow up bigger than ever, this perpetual bachelor learns that he has a seven-year-old daughter named Peyton (Madison Pettis). So how does a lifelong jock who's used to partying all night and dropping 20-yard bombs all day adjust to a life of ballet classes, Barbie dolls, and afternoon play dates? Whatever road he chooses to take, it certainly won't be easy, especially since his ruthless, goal-oriented agent, Stella (Kyra Sedgwick), would rather see her client scoring touchdowns than cementing familial bonds.

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The story of an athlete's playbook for adjusting to the arrival of a daughter he didn't know he had, The Game Plan might also refer to Disney's strategy for branching out in a world where its animation wing is now in the hands of Pixar. In other words, transplant the "child seeking parent" milieu familiar from its animated classics, but make it a bit hipper with a crossover star like Dwayne Johnson calling out the plays and making the passes. While it certainly is a tight commercial package, The Game Plan offers a bit more than that because of the lightness on his feet of The Wrestler Formerly Known as The Rock. Johnson has proven his legitimate chiseled charm on numerous occasions, and here he adds to a growing comedy resumé with a performance that contains no small amount of self-mockery. Ever image-conscious in real life, Johnson plays a megastar quarterback living in a house filled with oversized pictures of his face -- but isn't so self-absorbed that he's not lovable. He and child actress Madison Pettis have plenty of crackle as they size each other up for the first time. Pettis displays the seemingly contradictory traits of kewpie-doll cuteness and searing intelligence, which sets up a "lure you in, take you down a peg" dynamic to her character. It's the little touches that linger in The Game Plan, like the fact that Joe Kingman must do real parent duty in his daughter's dance recital -- a scene that simply sings, due both to the loving way Andy Fickman films it, and Johnson's un-self-conscious commitment to the rigors of ballet. The cast is rounded out with smile-inducing characters, and The Game Plan basically coasts on good vibes. It's formula with a sweet aftertaste.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/22/2008
UPC:
0786936747003
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
A
Time:
1:50:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rock Joe Kingman
Madison Pettis Peyton Kelly
Kyra Sedgwick Stella Peck
Roselyn Sanchez Monique Vasquez
Morris Chestnut Travis Sanders
Hayes MacArthur Kyle Cooper
Brian J. 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
Marv Albert Marv Albert
Boomer Esiason Boomer Esiason
Jim Gray Jim Gray
Stuart Scott Stuart O. Scott
Steven Levy Steven Levy
Eric Ogbogu Drake
Christine Lakin Nichole
Elizabeth Chambers Kathryn
Brian Hayes Currie Bo the Trainer
Fiona Gallagher Dr. Converse
Jack Eastland ER Doctor
Rachel Harker Mrs. Jensen
Ed Berliner Rebels PR Manager
Armen Garo Cabbie
Roger T.S. Dillingham Paparazzi
Jay Giannone Doorman at Club
Tony Renaud New York Coach
Brianne Crough Toy Store Ballet Dancer
Kathryn Fiore Sara Kelly
Mike Eruzione Club Guest
Gavin Maloof Club Guest
Paul Pierce Club Guest
Sebastian Telfair Club Guest
Eddie George Club Guest
Joe Maloof Club Guest
Wally Szczerbiak Club Guest
Jo Jo White Club Guest
Debbie Connolly ER Nurse
Lordan Napoli Toy Store Camille Doll
Yvonne Finnerty Nanny Yvonne
Kimberly Selby Barking Crab Waitress
John Duff Monroe's Brother
Scott Desano Blake's VP
Michael Peavey Helicopter Pilot
Geir Gudmundson Football Player
Chris Anthony Football Player
Carl Bond Football Player
Howard Clark Football Player
Chris Dapolito Football Player
Bill Duff Football Player
Bill Gramatica Football Player
Ricky Hall Football Player
Terrance Joseph Football Player
Brian Mann Football Player
Willis Marshall Football Player
Doug Miller Football Player
Charlie Morris Football Player
Ben Nowland Football Player
Duke Pettijohn Football Player
Oscar Sturgis Football Player
Gillis Wilson Football Player
Ana Harmon Ballet Dancer
Talib Wise Football Player
Marcus "Snowball" Owen Football Player
Michael Blair Football Player
Mike Brown Football Player
Keita Crespina Football Player
Silas Demary Football Player
Robert Gordon Football Player
Ernest Grant Football Player
Daryl Hammond Football Player
Kevin Ingram Football Player
Greg Lefever Football Player
Rod Manuel Football Player
Steve Mascorro Football Player
Lamont Moore Football Player
Joe Norman Football Player
Jonathan Ordway Football Player
Idris Price Football Player
Kerry Taylor Football Player
Nyle Wiren Football Player
Emily Aubrey Ballet Dancer
Alexandra Berg Ballet Dancer
Jaqueline Bologna Ballet Dancer
Abigail Bushnell Ballet Dancer
Alisa Castagno Ballet Dancer
Jessica Conroy Ballet Dancer
Marty Davis Ballet Dancer
Lauren Fitzpatrick Ballet Dancer
Olivia Goodson Ballet Dancer
Alexandra Heier Ballet Dancer
Tessa Jones Ballet Dancer
Lauren Baltrus Ballet Dancer
Elizabeth Bogis Ballet Dancer
Laura Borodic Ballet Dancer
Madison Carvello Ballet Dancer
Sophia Clarke Ballet Dancer
Paul Craig Ballet Dancer
Mica Rae Curtin-Bowen Ballet Dancer
Xavier Ferreira Ballet Dancer
Dina Ginzburg Ballet Dancer
Lauren Herfindahl Ballet Dancer
Katya Karpova Ballet Dancer
Rebecca Krumel Ballet Dancer
Isabella Kulkarni Ballet Dancer
John Lam Ballet Dancer
Caitlin Miller Ballet Dancer
Emily Mistretta Ballet Dancer
Julia Mitchell Ballet Dancer
Jefferson Payne Ballet Dancer
Elizabeth Powell Ballet Dancer
Anelise Ramsay Ballet Dancer
Alexandra Ramsey Ballet Dancer
Ricardo Rhodes Ballet Dancer
Christian Squires Ballet Dancer
Dylan Tedaldi Ballet Dancer
Carly Topazio Ballet Dancer
Sarah Vachon Ballet Dancer
Sara Valverdi Ballet Dancer
Bronwyn Wada-Gill Ballet Dancer
Jennifer Welch VIP Party Guest
James Whiteside Ballet Dancer
Elizabeth Wisdom Ballet Dancer
Pete Anthony Conductor

Technical Credits
Andy Fickman Director
Carlos Bermudez Camera Operator
David J. Bomba Production Designer
Boston Casting Casting
Mark Ciardi Producer
Pud Cusack Sound/Sound Designer
Tali Ena Stunts
Greg Gardiner Cinematographer
Gordon Gray Producer
Geoffrey Hansen Asst. Director
Jennifer Hawks Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Jablow Editor
Sheila Jaffe Casting
Maryellen James Makeup
John R. Jensen Art Director
Mary Ann Kellogg Choreography
Robert Kent Stunts
Louis Lazzara Makeup
Nichole Millard Original Story,Screenwriter
Jody Miller Camera Operator
E. Leon Murray Stunts
William O'Drobinak Camera Operator
Angela Peri Casting
Kathryn Price Original Story,Screenwriter
Tanoai Reed Stunts
Richard Luke Rothschild Executive Producer
Genevieve Tyrrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Nathan Wang Score Composer
Audrey Wells Original Story

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Scene Index

Chalk Talk; Bloopers with Marv Albert; Deleted Scenes; ESPN's sports center; Drafting the Game Plan behind-the-scenes featurette; Peyton's makeover madness set-top activity

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