The Game Plan (2007). "Is Spike wearing a tutu?"
Join us this week for the "Game Plan". We talk baby daddy, ultra selfishness, ultra ego, Karen, bad football, boss ballet teachers and why you never wanna smell what the Rock is cookin'. Does this movie have us doing a touchdown dance or are we completely out of bounds? Find out now!
Storyline : Joe Kingman is a huge football star. He's got women, money, and a good career. Everything is perfect for him. Then one day an 8 year old girl shows up at his door telling him that she's his daughter from a past relationship. Once he has proof that she is for a fact his, he tries but fails miserably at "parenting." From problems such as his super speedy car with no backseat, to leaving her in a bar at 3 am, he's got a lot to deal with. Eventually though, she gets him, (and his football team) wrapped around her finger. When she has a near-death experience and Joe finds out her mother died early that year, he wants her to move and live with him. Her aunt though disagrees and takes her home. Joe has to play the game of his life and when he's injured, and things don't look good for him, his daughter comes out and gets him right back on the field.
Director: Andy Fickman
Stars: Dwayne (the rock) Johnson, Madison Pettis & Roselyn Sanchez
Awards: Nominee ESPY Award for Best Sports Film
Film Budget: $22,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $147,880,543
This movie definitely had a lot of Elvis songs and very typical "movie" music. Nothing spectacular here.
Do you smell the trivia the rock is cooking?
Dwayne Johnson has said that this film will be the last film in which he will be credited as "The Rock".
Two bulldogs, named Tubbs and Tank, shared the role of Spike.
The scene in which Joe Kingman runs the whole way through the city to the hospital carrying his daughter Peyton is closely based on a scene in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) where Ted Kramer, also a single father, does the same for his son.
To get the dog to lick Dwayne Johnson's hand, they covered it in a blended mix of tuna and other foods.
Dwayne Johnson met his future wife Lauren Hashian while filming this movie.
The Game plan is streaming on Disney+ - https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/the-game-plan/68UrfxWwqyLu
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