Gridiron Gang is based on the true story of Porter's first football team, who wasn't coaching trained athletes, and whose players' parents weren't on the sidelines. I was watching television one day and I came across this documentary about taking troubled kids and making them into a football team, Moritz relates. Are any other sports currently offered at Camp Kilpatrick? We also wanted to make sure the actors played safely, because you cant finish a football movie with injured actors. My Gramps would probably think Coach Porter was a little too soft. I would look out into the camp during filming, recalls Joanou, and Id see the kids lined up, being given orders. And Id think I am actually shooting that scene later today. Neal told me about the movie and handed me the script, says Johnson, star of such recent popular films as The Scorpion King and The Rundown.
The movie I decided to watch for this project was Gridiron Gang. For example, the mom stuff. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson asked this question to his real life Gridiron Gang counterpart. Worse, he doesn't always model ethical behavior for the boys. When did the actual events in the movie Gridiron Gang take place? Most or all of it might have meant to have been used to show the depravity of all these people, but I doubt that was the case. Jason is seen in the photo above on the left in his 1990 Mustangs' gear and on the right watching a Mustangs game against Grace Brethren High School in Westlake, California, on September 8, 2006.
That message is that everyone needs a second or third, or fourth, etc. With help from the New Testament, Sean also persuades a coach at a private Christian school to convince the officials at the football league to which the school belongs to let the Mustangs play the other teams. Willie Weathers, whose cousin Roger is killed early in the film, is in fact based on a real person. Sometimes a fight would break out and a kid would be sent to the box. They play the best team, get blown out, and Porter screams at the kids for their efforts, when these are the type of kids that shut down under adversity. 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.
The Pirus later changed their name to Bloods. The film is directed by Phil Joanou and written by Jeff Maguire based on the documentary Gridiron Gang. Interest in the movie version of the documentary has existed for close to 15 years. Afraid and angry, Willie pulls his pistol and begins firing, killing the man. 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. However, he finds inspiration in his former passion: football.
He seems to have a knack for knowing when to be the disciplinarian and when to ease up and just listen. Does the real Sean Porter think The Rock is a good actor? We didnt want to hold the actors out too much, says Joanou. I watched the entire thing and I cried. He asks his supervisors to allow him to put together a football team, and while they are skeptical, they allow him and his co-worker Malcolm to make it happen. Although the wards were within earshot of the crew at all times, both sides were asked not to address one another. Although it's not shown in the film, during the 1990 playoffs, one of Kilpatrick's standout players disappeared into the crowd after a playoff game and went absent without leave.
It is not just on a perspective of an American football player who came from teenage detention juvenile centers but it is a film that can be reflected upon to other situations of life. Porter has to put together a team made up of kids who hate each other in four weeks and match them against opponents who have worked together for years. Clearly identify the movie watched. Johnson plays Sean Porter, a juvenile detention camp probation officer who is frustrated at the lack of success the program is having. Dwayne pictured left received a five year scholarship to the University of Miami, where he began his college football career. It was exciting to have Dwayne, because hed lived this story himself, says Joanou. It's a fumble that steals away much of the appeal.
They eventually lose the championship, but the point has been made: Porter's program is a success, and will be part of the detention center in the years to come. There, the kids gave Sean flowers for his mom, and he began to cry. There were no scholarships at stake or academic probations to worry about. In the classroom, they were all focused on me and payed attention. This scene from the film did happen. The Christian coach realizes the truth in the words and welcomes them into the conference.
Also, the hero of the movie, Coach Porter, works for the secular humanist government in Los Angeles; thus, he cannot give his troubled teens what they really need, which is a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Opinion about the main character: Sean is as noble as a main character can get-- he's dedicated his life to saving the life of the children in his community. Did the Camp Kilpatrick Mustangs really make it to the championship game? Who else in Hollywood wanted to play the role of Sean Porter? A member of Willie's gang shows up and shoots Kelvin. By making it through even one game, however, the Mustangs had already proven themselves winners. And then there is the issue of who and where they will play.