- 1 hr 34 min
The Longshots is a dramatic biopic based on the real life events of the first woman to participate Pop Warner's football tournament, Jasmine Plummer. Written by Nick Santora, the movie was directed by Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst. The film begins in Minden, Illinois, a forlorn factory town with an unsuccessful football team. Curtis Plummer used to play football but is looking to elevate his life which seems to be going nowhere. He meets Jasmine, his niece and the daughter of his absentee and dead-beat father brother. Jasmine has always worn her father's watch hoping that he will someday return. Claire is her mother who works at the town diner. She asks that Curtis take care of Jasmine after school since she is still working then. Curtis finds that Jasmine has a real talent for throwing footballs. He nurtures this into a passion and persuades her to go for the Minden Browns, Pop Warner's football team. However, everyone is against it since she is female. Nonetheless, her exceptional abilities win her a place on the team. The coach benches her until Curtis insists and by the fourth game, the coach finally puts Jasmine in a game. They lose but are convinced that had Jasmine played from the start, they could have won. Jasmine goes on to become the starting quarterback and the team wins. After the Coach has a heart attack, Curtis steps in. The team wins two games and qualifies to go to the Miami Beach Super Bowl. Suddenly, Jasmine's father shows up after seeing her on TV. Her mother and Curtis do not like this, but Jasmine is thrilled. Curtis talks with Jasmine about her feelings about her father. Minden ultimately loses the game after the ball is dropped during the last game play. When the team returns, Jasmine returns her father's watch to him and accepts as her father figure, her uncle Curtis.