Gridiron Gang

2006 PG-13 2h 5m DVD

Gridiron Gang

2006 PG-13 2h 5m DVD
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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.
Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell, Leon Rippy, Kevin Dunn, Jade Yorker, David V. Thomas, Setu Taase, Brandon Smith, Jamal Mixon, Mary Mara
Phil Joanou
DVD Streaming
Widescreen 2.35:1
English, French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers. -
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

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 child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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