The Game Plan

The Game Plan

Andy Fickman (2007)

U Certificate


Our Score
Ever since swapping wrestling for acting, The Rock (aka Dwayne Johnson) has carved a niche for himself as a personable leading man in films like Welcome to the Jungle and Tooth Fairy. This Disney family comedy proves once again that he's more than just a moonlighting muscleman as he throws himself into scenes of child-friendly slapstick with surprising gusto. Johnson plays pro footballer Joe Kingman, a quarterback with the (fictional) Boston Rebels whose multimillion-dollar bachelor life is upended by the unexpected arrival of eight-year-old Peyton (Madison Pettis), the daughter he never knew he had. Juggling his new responsibilities delivers the usual life lessons, although the real draw lies in seeing Johnson's light comic touch put to superb use in high jinks involving water pistols, Swan Lake ballet recitals and a pet bulldog in a tutu. The supporting cast includes Morris Chestnut and Kyra Sedgwick, whose obvious enjoyment adds an unexpected degree of infectious enthusiasm.


American football superstar Joe Kingman is taken aback when a precocious eight-year-old girl appears on his doorstep, claiming to be his daughter. As Joe attempts to juggle his sporting commitments with the challenges of fatherhood, he gradually finds his priorities are changing. Family comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson, Madison Pettis, Kyra Sedgwick and Morris Chestnut.

Cast & Crew

Joe Kingman Dwayne Johnson
Peyton Kelly Madison Pettis
Stella Peck Kyra Sedgwick
Monique Vasquez Roselyn Sanchez
Travis Sanders Morris Chestnut
Kyle Cooper Hayes MacArthur
Jamal Webber Brian White
Clarence Monroe Jamal Duff
Karen Kelly Paige Turco
Coach Mark Maddox Gordon Clapp
Director Andy Fickman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 7 Mar 2008
Comedy Children's