No, at least not at first. The first game starts well, but the Mustangs end up losing badly. Several former Camp Kilpatrick Mustang players appear as extras in the film. Interest in the movie version of the documentary has existed for close to 15 years. He is a former Quarterback and all the football action brought back a lot of great memories for him.
I wanted to try to show our actual actors as much as possible instead of doubles, so that we would stay involved with our characters during the games. Watch interviews from the 2006 Gridiron Gang movie premiere. This is one intense movie that gives you a realistic look into the lives and attitudes of teenage gang members, and their mindset that life means nothing to them when it comes to being disrespected by other gang members. He chose Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, because Dwayne shared a somewhat similar story with the kids in the film. The theater will be more pleasant without your curmudgeonly ways. Before production began, the filmmakers addressed another crucial aspect: creating a viable football team for the many sports sequences.
Hey, I thought it was a little out of place as well. Dwayne graduated from Miami in 1995. I did and I was moved and inspired. It got better, though, and the violent beginning actually did a good job of setting up the story of the rival gangs. Although the corrections department has no recorded statistics on the effects of the Kilpatrick football program on the inmates, a lot of them, such as Jason Lamb pictured right , claim that it helped them to eventually straighten out their lives.
I'll even go so far as to admit that there were a couple of scenes during which I got a little choked up - the only time it's happened this year. The Rock makes those lines seem like his own and I bought into every moment of it! Stanley also made arrangements to take small groups of wards around the actual production as it shot, pointing out the many facets of making a movie on location. To totally brush this off would be an injustice. It was exciting to have Dwayne, because hed lived this story himself, says Joanou. I just saw Gridiron Gang at a screening.
It may be that for high school, college, and professional athletes, but for everyone else with limited talent or ability, football is a temporary diversion from the harsh, everyday realities that originally brought the teenagers to the juvenile detention center and that await them once they're released from the detention center. This film is definitely above average. That aside, Gridiron Gang is The Rock's film. Gridiron Gang Interviews - The Rock, Sean Porter, Xzibit Watch interviews from the 2006 Gridiron Gang movie premiere. What he realized is that there was so much to the story that the hardest part was going to be fitting it all into a two-hour movie.
I said to myself: I have to make this into a feature film. Hear from former player Kenny Bates, current coach Derek Ayres, and Craig Levy, the current director of L. Even if youre playing a real football game, you arent out on the field more than four hours at the most. But it was incredibly demanding, because wed have these guys out there for 12 hours a day. It made me admire them even more. While the movie aspires to be another inspirational sports drama it is, to be fair , there's still something troubling about taking a violent, aggressive team sport and using it to build self-esteem and pride in individual accomplishment among violent offenders, regardless of their age.
These kids never, ever played. Fictional narrative The first step was coming up with a compelling fictional narrative interweaving the situations that made the documentary so compelling. As stated above, an eight man squad had been formed earlier in 1988, but it did not play with a full schedule against other schools. He poses some humorous questions and observations for the two actors. The Rock has graduated to the mentor role about 10-15 years ahead of schedule.
They had to run the plays, they had to take some real hits. In 1991, during Dwayne's first season as a Miami Hurricane, his team won a national championship. I recommend it, but the language is rough. If you can turn an indifferent eye to the scene near the end involving Rock's mother then you, my friend, are a cold, cold man. We also wanted to make sure the actors played safely, because you cant finish a football movie with injured actors.