Former Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst directs Ice Cube and Keke Palmer in this battle-of-the-sexes sports comedy about a former high-school football star who coaches his niece to become the first-ever girl quarterback in the history of Pop Warner football. Based on a true story, The Longshots opens in the struggling American town of Minden, IL. The Minden Browns used to be one of the strongest teams in the Pop Warner league, but lately things have taken a turn for the worst. Recognizing that his old team needs some fresh blood in order to make a comeback, a former player (Cube) trains his 11-year-old niece, Jasmine (Palmer), to throw the ball like a true gridiron giant. While the powers that be scoff at the idea of a female quarterback, they soon begin to sing a different tune as Jasmine leads the Browns to the championships and an invigorating shot at redemption.
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Run Time: 94min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/22/2008
- DVD Release Date: 12/02/2008
- Distributor(s): MGM
Jill Marie Jones
- Themes: Innocence Lost,Single Parents,Tomboys,Football Players,Journey of Self-Discovery
- Tone: Heartwarming,Humorous,Inspiring
- Country of Origin: USA (08-22-2008)
- Language: English