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September 27, 2006

Gridiron Gang

Gridiron Gang Inspired by a documentary of the same title, "Gridiron Gang" covers the struggles of a group of wrongheaded juvenile delinquents at California's Camp Kilpatrick where probation officer Sean Porter (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and his coworker (Xzibit) create a football team for the boys to instill discipline and self-respect. The "Mustangs," as the team is called, proceed to play a season of football against regular high school teams in a fully sanctioned league. The movie runs down a checklist of sentimental cliches, right down to the obligatory illness of Porter’s mother, which lead to a hollow feel-good conclusion. Dwayne Johnson pushes his emotionally charged performance so hard that you think he might pop a blood vessel.

Rated PG-13. 120 mins. (C-)


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