GRIDIRON GANG (2006 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Gridiron Gang is actually a good movie. Based on a true story, the film shows how juvenile detention camp boys can make something of themselves through the hard work and positive discipline found in playing college football. The concepts of winning and losing fairly, belief in self, and trust in others become focal points of the movie. The storyline plays well until the football game training. It slows at this point until the team begins playing with college football teams. From that point forward, the show is on an upswing that gradually increases through the conclusion of the story. This movie provides another good performance for Dwayne Johnson and Xzibit.

Storyline

Sean Porter (Dwayne Johnson) needs to fix the high recursion rate of teens released from Los Angeles Kilpatrick Detention Center. He decides starting a football team is the answer.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Phil Joanou for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Ryan Kavanaugh, Michael Rachmil, Lynwood Spinks, and Shane Stanley for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sean Porter (Dwayne Johnson), Malcom Moore (Xzibit), Bobbi Porter (L. Scott Caldwell), Paul Higa (Leon Rippy), Ted Dexter (Kevin Dunn), Willie Weathers (Jade Yorker), Kelvin Owens (David V. Thomas), Junior Palaita (Setu Taase), and Leon Hayes (Mo McRae).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Director Phil Joanou and writer Jeff Maguire made a good movie—not a fantastic movie, but worth watching.

Ben Meyers

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