Launched in 2006, Gridiron Gang is an American drama sports movie based on true accounts recorded at a California-based youth probation department facility named Camp Kilpatrick. The movie stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Alvin Nathaniel Joiner aka Xzibit, and Kevin Dunn. It grossed $41,500,000 from a production budget of $30 million. It airs approximately 126 minutes.
The storyline begins when a gang member, Roger Weathers, serving probation at Camp Kilpatrick attacks another juvenile delinquent during his sleep. Weathers is ordered to stay at an isolated room until further notice. Sean Porter, played by Dwayne Johnson, is one of the probation officers at Camp Kilpatrick. He approaches the gang member during sleep and hits him with a pillow to teach him a lesson about beating up others while sleeping. After calming down the attacker, Porter educates him about life outside jail and gangs. A few days later, Weathers is released back to the streets. He catches up with his cousin, Willie Weathers, and they stumble upon fellow members of the 88's crew.
While walking at the street in broad daylight, they are shot at by another gang. Willie and Rogers runs only to be cornered by a fence. Willie is able to climb up the fence, but unfortunately, Rogers is too slow and gets hit by the car. Grieving for his cousin and a fellow 88's member, Willie seeks revenge when he is informed by Free, a higher ranking 88's member, about the shooter's brother who works in a store nearby. Willie grabs a gun and heads to the store to kill the innocent brother. Scared and confused, he is unable to pull the trigger.
Willie goes back home where he finds his mother with a black eye from being beat up by his jobless and drunk stepfather. Willie orders his stepfather to leave but gets pushed over the table. Before his stepfather can beat him and his mother, Willie pulls the gun out and shoots. As a juvenile with a murder record, he is sent to the same camp his cousin was at. There, he finds a new life with the help of Sean Porter and his assistant life coach Malcolm Moore.