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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.
Why Is Gridiron Gang Rated PG-13?
Gridiron Gang is rated PG-13 for some startling scenes of violence, mature thematic material and language
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Violence is a way of life for many young gang members in this film. Gun-toting kids, brutal, close range killings, drive-by shootings and a boy who is run down by a car are all depicted along with the discussion of the boys’ past crimes and drug dealing. Even in incarceration, fistfights and intimidation continue between rival gangs. The script is peppered with infrequent sexual comments, moderate and strong profanities as well as sexual and racial slurs.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Gridiron Gang hits the home entertainment playing field in either a wide or full screen format. Both DVD choices offer commentary by the film’s writer and director, deleted scenes and a Multi-Angle Football Scene. Three featurettes are also included: Gridiron Gang: Football Training, Phil Joanou Profile and The Rock Takes the Field. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1and Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), with subtitles in English and French.