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PG| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube), a down-on-his-luck former football player, becomes the new coach of the Minden, Illinois, Pop Warner football team. With his niece Jasmine (Keke Palmer) installed as the team's quarterback and secret weapon, Curtis has a chance to turn his life around, while the residents of Minden have a chance to recapture their team spirit and civic pride.

Cast: Ice Cube , Keke Palmer , Tasha Smith , Jill Marie Jones , Dash Mihok , Miles Chandler ,

Director: Fred Durst

Genres: Docudrama, Comedy drama

Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

The Longshots (2008)

Release Date: August 22nd, 2008|1 hr. 34 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 11 )
  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Leaves you feeling buoyed, but you must endure a level of overacting more suitable for the soaps. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The saga is an undeniably heartwarming one about perseverance, hard work, and pride in community. And who could criticize that? show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It also has another watchable turn from Ice Cube, and, as with his previous films, the rap artist-actor leads by example. show more

  • January 28, 2009 Amazingcrystal
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  • January 10, 2009 Mattmandj
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    krazykat4932 is a fag.

  • August 30, 2008 charmsoerthrown
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    The story wasn't anything new, but the young lady in the lead role was an excellent young actress, and I thought that the movie really showed not only the challenges of being a girl in a man's world, but also looked at how economic recession is hurting small town America. I thought it had excellent messages about what family and community are supposed to be, and the acting was better-- and the characters more real-seeming-- than is usually the case in movies like this. The kids all seemed like real kids, none of them were perfect or pretty or super fashionable, and I think that makes them easier to identify with. Good movie for little girls and preteens.

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