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Film / Gridiron Gang

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A 2006 American sports drama directed by Phil Joanou that has a youth detention counselor (Dwayne Johnson) bringing together the teenagers there as a football to help with their self-esteem.

The movie also stars Xzibit, Kevin Dunn, Leon Rippy, L. Scott Caldwell, Jade Yorker, Brandon Mychal Smith, Maurice Mc Rae, and Jurnee Smollett.

It was released on September 15, 2006.

Tropes for the film:

  • Alliterative Name: Malcolm Moore.
  • Alliterative Title: Gridirion Gang.
  • Chubby Chaser: The movie features a waterboy for a football team of reform school kids, who await the arrival of a group of cheerleaders from a girls' reform school. The waterboy proudly waves to his girl; when the other boys keep asking which conventionally attractive girl is the one, he angrily complains he doesn't want some "skinny-ass bitch" and points out a very hefty girl.
  • Save Our Team: The plot of the movie.
  • Tagline: "One goal. A second chance".