In this moving drama, a probation officer at a detention camp for juvenile delinquents hopes to mold teen inmates into a successful football team -- but his superiors have their doubts. With a spirited co-worker's help, he just may prove them wrong.
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- Phil Joanou
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- DVD and Blu-ray
PG-13Some startling scenes of violence, mature thematic material and language
English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1Subtitles
English SDH, English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Korean, ThaiClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: PCM Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that while the on-the-field game/practice violence is typical of recent sports movies (though louder and more brutal), the film also includes street/gun violence. One scene has a player repeatedly trying to knock down his coach (an exercise designed by the coach). Two scenes show shootings with blood, and a couple of scenes show fights between players (they're quickly broken up by adults). Characters use harsh language (especially the n-word and "s--t").
- Sexual Content
- Some references to sexuality (brief negative allusions to homosexuality); cheerleaders wear scant costumes; some sexual/gender slang.
- An early scene shows explicit effects of gunfire (fast editing, loud noise, close-up of bloody body); football action is loud and hard-hitting; some fights between inmates are aggressive; shooting near end of film comes abruptly and disturbingly; death of protagonist's mother leaves characters mournful.
- White player calls a black player the n-word, initiating an ongoing conflict; repeated uses of "s--t" (in various forms) and "ass" occasional other language ("damn," "suck it up," "bitch," "p--sy").
- Social Behavior
- Juvenile detention inmates are inspired to work as a team, slamming opponents on the football field.
- Visible Under Armour gear, reference to Madden video games.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it