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Still shot from the movie: Gridiron Gang.

Gridiron Gang

Probation officer Sean Porter (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and counselor, Malcolm Moore (Xzibit), organize a football team within a juvenile delinquent detention complex to help the inmates learn self-esteem and discipline. Although it gets off to a brutal beginning, the messages learned by the Gridiron Gang outweigh the violence in this based-on-a-true-story movie. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 125
Theater Release: 14 Sep 2006
Video Release: 16 Jan 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In this movie, what kind of power does a gang have over its members? How does the boys’ surroundings and home life contribute to their involvement in the gangs? Why is it so difficult for the boys to change their lives after they get out of jail?

What influence does Sean Porter’s mother have on him? What does she say is her greatest accomplishment in life? What effect does that have on Sean’s dream to help the boys?

Why is forgiveness an important part of dealing with the past? How does learning to forgive impact some of the characters in this movie?

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