He studied the footage from that so that he could capture what the documentary had and the message that was caught there. What moviegoers will most likely find the most offensive is the language peppered throughout the movie. Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements. The movie has a good message that Christians can relate to sinners getting a second chance , but I have a little trouble recommending it because of the content concerns. The recipe is familiar: Mix a group of troubled teens with a hardnosed-but-softhearted football coach. In fact, it's the same video presentation. In the scenes where she is present, we learn more about what drives Porter.
One boy struts out a smiling macho cliché that his protective cup isn't large enough. It was fine that he didn't, and I respect that. . For others, football is life. So far the movie has been viewed 963 times. The on-field choreography was quite good, and the plot moves along at a nice place, with various turns that keep the story moving.
Columbia Pictures' Gridiron Gang tells the gritty and powerfully emotional story of juvenile detention camp probation officer Sean Porter Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson , who, along with another officer, Malcolm Moore Xzibit , turns a group of hard core teenage felons into a high school football team in four weeks. Overview - Gridiron Gang is getting another release some 11 years later after it was first released on Blu-ray. Dialogue is clear and easy to follow along with and free of any pops, cracks, and hiss. His superiors think it's a horrible idea, but eventually agree to a facility team. Voila: box office gold hopefully. Three people are shot two of them die , there is a short scene showing an abusive man beating up on a woman and her son consequently, he gets shot by the son , and one kid dies by getting hit by a car.
He convinces the prison officials to let him form a football team with the boys, and to allow them to leave the premises each week for games. Add a few heart-stopping football plays, sprinkle liberally with swelling orchestral music and simmer until redemption is achieved. Willie crashes to the ground repeatedly. Some will call this story a cliché, but sports are only about winning or losing — and how we play the game. Willie jumps in to save Kelvin's life. How many times do we need a gentle reminder before we do the right thing? There are several scenes where the boys are shown without shirts.
This scene from the film did happen. When Porter and Moore talk to high schools in the area they are summarily rebuffed. Colors are nicely saturated and free of noise though perhaps a notch below the richness of the most vivid recent Blu-ray transfers I've seen. He furrows his brow with concern, offers soft-spoken words of encouragement, and wrestles with his own daddy issues. In 1991, during Dwayne's first season as a Miami Hurricane, his team won a national championship. The program gave me that opportunity to earn my way back in, and you know kind of get a new start, get a second chance. So Porter, a former football star, decides to shake things up.
Find answers in our popular TeenQs section. Pagan, Kevin Dunn, Leon Rippy Director: Phil Joanou Producer: Shane Stanley, Michael I. So he looks to something that turned him around as a boy. These kids never, ever played. We were created to be thus inspired by our Creator.
In an effort to give the characters more gritty realism, the filmmakers loaded the picture down with a lot of unnecessary gang violence and foulmouthed banter. A woman wears a low-cut top and short skirt that reveal cleavage and bare legs. I played with Steve Young, Ronnie Lott and Marcus Allen, but there's nothing like making a difference in a kid's life. As shown in the film, the Mustangs struggled early, but by the end of the season had made it to the region's championship game against Montclair Prep High School not the fictitious Barrington High School seen in the film. There is a thin veil of grain throughout, but it adds a bit of a film-like appearance to a transfer that has otherwise been digitally spiced up.
More than 100 inmates, mostly gang members, went about their day as the movie shot around them. Updated daily and in real-time, we track all high-def disc news and release dates, and review the latest disc titles. One of those films was called Gridiron Gang, which was based on a true story about a juvenile probation officer named Sean Porter, who wanted to make a difference with all the troubled kids he crossed paths with. The violence and cussing were fitting, because that is the background these kids came from. As of 2006, Camp Kilpatrick has nine sports programs, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and track. Porter displays a lot of compassion when dealing with the youths. The actors and the inmates were asked not to address one another, but some exchanges did occur.
Lamb's story was part of the 1993 Gridiron Gang documentary. However, though this film has a great message, it has many content concerns. The real Sean Porter moved on from his job at Camp Kilpatrick to become a manager for five camps prisons for kids in the Western region. He was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1984, and he went on to play as a wide out for the Los Angeles Rams. The score is inspirational and adds to the emotional intensity of each scene. As Christians, we all know that every person on this planet has innumerable chances to be saved.
This is not without its challenges: the boys will have to work together letting go of gang rivalries , submit to authority figures, work hard, and keep their grades up. In fact, it's basically the same release as 11 years ago on Blu-ray. However, the film chronicled the Mustang's 1990 cinderella season, which was the inaugural season for the team. We are not to believe in ourselves, but to believe that through Christ and Christ only we can do all things. There isn't much special about this Special Edition. Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment.