The Longshots

Synopsis: The true story of Jasmine Plummer who, at the age of eleven, became the first female to play in Pop Warner football tournament in its 56-year history.
Director(s): Fred Durst
Production: The Weinstein Company
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.2
Metacritic:
52
Rotten Tomatoes:
41%
PG
Year:
2008
94 min
$11,389,715
Website
51 Views

[# Otis Redding:

Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)]

[bell ringing]

All right, darlin',

I'm so glad to see you.

You can read that book when we get home.

Come on, girl.

[indistinct chatter]

Sure, we're on tough

times here in Minden.

Tough times! That's right!

We are in such tough times I can say:

You know, I remember that song

Things Aren't the Way They Used to Be.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, things

aren't the way they used to be,

and I got something to tell you. They

might never get back to where they were!

[song continues]

Ladies and gentlemen,

we don't need anything else but this.

[congregation murmurs]

Jesus gave us a brain.

He gave us a heart.

- [woman] Thank you, Lord!

- That's all you need.

So, if you concentrate

on what you don't have,

you forget about what

you do have. Hallelujah!

[congregation] Yeah!

- [indistinct chatter]

- [whistle blows]

[man] Diggity, let me get 'em, throw 'em

down there, gotta look them twos, baby!

Whoo! Here they come! Bam!

- [players grunting]

- [whistle blows]

Team not lookin' that good this year.

Do they, Curtis?

Heck, they ain't looked

good in the last 25 years.

Damn! I ain't need no lemon!

Look at it, look it.

One more cherry,

I'd have won this thing.

Are we playing a game

here or what, man?

I'm playin'! You hold it up,

pick 'em up. Thank you.

That mean a double. Double trouble.

In the bubble. Here we go.

Pow! Look out there, double four!

Hey, Curtis!

Hey.

Man, you took your break

late today, huh?

Mm-mmm. Worked through it

so I can get to practice.

You know, if you want to help,

I can put in a word with coach.

I'm busy. Got too much on my plate.

I wouldn't want to cut into all

that beer drinking and backgammon.

[chatter]

- Go long, let me see what you got.

- I don't have time, man. My first day.

Hey, why don't you come by this week

and get a real meal?

- Who's cookin'?

- Val.

- Take a rain check.

- That's wrong.

[coach] Do not hesitate!

[song continues]

[chatter]

- Hey.

- Hey.

Why are you always reading at lunch?

I mean, is this like the nerd table

or something?

J.K.

- You double Dutch?

- Yeah, sure.

Me and a few girls are meeting behind

the gym after school. You should come.

- Yeah, OK.

- OK. See you there.

[girls laughing]

[bell rings]

[car door opens]

- [car door closes]

- [engine starts]

- So how was school today?

- Fine.

[sighs]

Can you put that book down, please?

Sweetie, listen, I had to pick up

longer hours at the diner.

- I'm not gonna get home till late.

- So?

- I don't want you here alone.

- But I can take care of myself.

Honey, there are plenty of after-school

activities you could be doing.

- Like what?

- I don't know! Like drama.

Dance. Something.

Listen, I need for you to try.

Fine, I'll try.

[chatter]

Fashion?

About yesterday... I am really sorry.

I just got confused. I thought it

was yesterday, but we're going today.

So a bunch of us are hanging out

over there. You should come.

You comin'?

You crazy? I ain't tryin'

to think about that stuff.

- Yo, what's up?

- So, Jasmine,

we seem to have a little problem

with the girls' bathroom.

Uh, the toilets are clogged,

and since your name is Plummer and all,

we figured you'd

be the one to unclog them.

[all laughing]

Plumber girl,

hope there's no dookey in it.

- [bell rings]

- Ouch.

What a loser.

[water running]

[turns water off]

Everyone hates me.

They think I'm an idiot.

Can I just stay home, please?

Please, Ma? I can take care of myself.

- Claire, I ain't seen him. OK?

- [scoffs]

So if you lookin' for that

child support or whatever,

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Nick Santora

Nick Santora (born 1970) is a writer and producer born in Queens, New York. Santora graduated from Columbia Law School and practiced law for six years before giving up full-time practice to write and produce television. He won the Best Screenplay of the Competition in the New York Independent International Film Festival. He has also written and/or produced The Sopranos, The Guardian, Law & Order, Prison Break, Lie To Me and he created and executive produced Beauty and the Geek. Nick also Co-wrote/created/executive produced the television series Breakout Kings. He currently serves as executive producer and developer of Scorpion. Nick also wrote and produced The Longshots, a Weinstein Co./Dimension film starring Ice Cube, and was a credited writer on the Lionsgate/Marvel film, The Punisher: War Zone. Santora's first novel, Slip & Fall, was selected by Borders Books Stores to be the debut novel for their newly created publishing division. It was a National Best Seller. His second novel, Fifteen Digits, was published in 2012 by Little Brown's suspense/thriller imprint, Mulholland Books. His first original comic books series, Sandstorm, was sold to DC Comics. more…

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