Reportedly based on true events, about detention camp probation officer Sean Porter (Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson), who decided to try to instill self-respect and a sense of personal responsibility to a group of young and dangerous inmates by bringing them together as a high school level football team. The challenge is complicated by resistance from the camp authorities. Also with L. Scott Caldwell, Xzibit , Kevin Dunn and Leon Rippy. Directed by Phil Joanou. [2:00]
SEX/NUDITY 3 - Cheerleaders wear low-cut tops and short skirts that reveal cleavage and bare legs in a few scenes. A woman wears a low-cut top and short skirt that reveal cleavage and bare legs. Cheerleaders dance with suggestive movements in a few scenes.
► Young men and young women hug.
► Young men on a bus make remarks about a woman in a car next to them (one talks about wanting her and about her "end zone").
VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A young man confronts a man who has beaten up his mother, they struggle, the young man is pushed back to the floor, he draws a gun, and fires three times killing the man (we see three bloody bullet holes in his shirt).
► A man shoots a young man who falls to the ground (we see blood on his arm and see him later with a bandaged wound). A man shoots at police who shoot at him, and he is eventually struck and falls to the ground.
► People in a car shoot and kill a young man who is walking along a street, they chase another young man who runs and is pinned between the car and the fence (he is also killed). A gun is fired in a convenience store and it is implied that a man was killed.
► A young man is knocked hard to the ground, he does not get up, he is taken away in an ambulance and we hear that he has a concussion and a slipped disk.
► A young man tackles a man, the man throws the young man down to the ground and they argue. A young man punches another young man, and guards pull him away and take him to a solitary cell referred to as the "box."
► There are many scenes of football gridiron action where young men are struck (several in the crotch), knocked to the ground, and thrown hard (there are rarely injuries). A man challenges a young man and slams him several times, throwing the young man to the ground (both are in football gear).
► A young man in a detention facility shoves another young man and they scuffle. Several young women slap each other and shove each other. A man with a rolled up magazine hits a young man repeatedly and yells at him. Two young men threaten each other and confront each other.
► Young men are handcuffed in a prison transport. Young men tease a young man about the kind of car that he stole.
► We hear that a young man stabbed an "old lady for her purse." We see a sick woman in a hospital bed and we are told later that she died. We hear that someone was "shot dead in the parking lot." Two men are shoved into a swimming pool.
► A young man sniffs an athletic supporter not knowing how it was used.
PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 2 sexual references, 27 scatological terms, 34 anatomical terms, 32 mild obscenities, 7 derogatory terms for African-Americans, name-calling (idiot, loser), 7 religious profanities, 5 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - We see four empty beer bottles on a table in front of a man (it is implied that he has drunk them). A man smokes a cigar.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Juvenile incarceration, the prison system, gangs, gang violence, hate, intimidation, repeat offenders, spouse abuse, murder, self-defense, taking chances, losing, winning, pride, teamwork, belonging, being lazy, quitting, prayer, parental love, parental approval, parental disappointment, dreams, goals, death of a parent, forgiveness.
MESSAGE - Everyone deserves a chance to do better.