The Game Plan (2007) - Review

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Quarterback Joe Kingman is known as one of the toughest players to ever take the field. Blessed with amazing strength and agility, he's famed for being able to handle any hit, no matter how ferocious. Kingman's Boston-based pro football team, The Rebels, is chasing their long-awaited championship and Joe has been living the ultimate bachelor fantasy: he's cool, rich, famous and the life of every party--and there are a lot of parties. But his dream is suddenly sacked for a loss when he discovers Peyton, the 8-year-old daughter he never knew existed, on his doorstep. Now, just as his career is soaring, Joe must learn to juggle his old lifestyle of parties, practices and dates with supermodels while tackling the new challenges of ballet, bedtime stories and baby dolls--all without fumbling. Equally perplexed is his hard-edged mega-agent, Stella Peck, herself without a parental bone in her body. But, as the championship grows nearer, Joe is about to realize that the game that truly matters has nothing to do with money, endorsements or even touchdowns--it's all about the really tough stuff: patience, teamwork, selflessness and winning the heart of the one little fan who turns out to count the most.

Also Known As: Daddy's Girl
Daddy's Little Girl
Untitled (Dwayne Johnson Project)

Production Status: Released

Logline: An NFL quarterback used to the bachelor lifestyle discovers he has a seven-year-old daughter after an ex dies.

Genres: Comedy and Kids/Family

Running Time: 1 hr. 50 min.

Release Date: September 28th, 2007 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG for some mild thematic elements.

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

Production Co.: Mayhem Pictures

Studios: Walt Disney Pictures, Todd AO Scoring Stage, Studio City, Remote Control Productions, Santa Monica

U.S. Box Office: $22,675,000

Filming Locations: Boston, Massachusettes, USA
Medford, Massachusetts, USA

Produced in: United States

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