THE GAME PLAN
Joe Kingman (Dwayne Johnson) is a huge football star. He’s got women, money, and a good career. Everything is perfect for him. Then one day, Peyton (Madison Pettis) – 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, Karen (Paige Turco), 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.
Paige plays Karen Kelly, Peyton’s aunt and legal guardian who takes care of her after her mother dies in a tragic car accident 6 months prior.
TRIVIA & FACTS
- During the closing credits, the cast sings karaoke to “Burning Love” by Elvis.
The film was nominated for three awards: ESPY Awards, Young Artist Awards and Kids’ Choice Awards.