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The Longshots

The Longshots

DVD Release Date: December 2, 2008
Rating: PG
Cast: Michael Colyar, Matt Craven, Ice Cube, Garrett Morris, Glenn Plummer
Director: Fred Durst
Studio: The Weinstein Company and Genius Products

SANTA MONICA, CA – The new coach has a secret weapon in the hilarious and heartwarming comedy THE LONGSHOTS, touching down on DVD and Blu-ray December 2 from The Weinstein Company and Genius Products. “A big winner for the whole family,” ( THE LONGSHOTS is based on the awe-inspiring real-life accomplishments of 11-year-old Jasmine Plummer, who became the first female quarterback in Pop Warner’s 56 year history.

Starring Ice Cube (Are We There Yet?, Barbershop) and rising star Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee, Madea’s Family Renunion), THE LONGSHOTS follows the superstar quarterback’s journey as she leads her local football team to the league's Super Bowl under the coaching of her uncle, a former high school football star.

From former Limp Bizkit frontman turned director Fred Durst, THE LONGSHOTS also features performances from Tasha Smith (Why Did I Get Married), Jill Marie Jones (The Perfect Holiday), Dash Mihok Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Matt Craven (Crimson Tide) and Garrett Morris (“Saturday Night Live”). A “…Cinderella story, one whose heart is clearly in the right place…” (Los Angeles Times), THE LONGSHOTS DVD will include commentary from Director Fred Durst, 20 deleted scenes and much more (see next page) for the suggested retail price of $28.95 for standard DVD and $34.99 for Blu-ray.


When Curtis Plummer (Ice Cube), a down on his luck former high school football star, takes the only job he can find – babysitting his misfit niece Jasmine (Keke Palmer), he discovers that she has the skills that once made him a great quarterback. The only place these two opposites get along is on the field, so Curtis is determined to turn Jasmine into the star of the local team, The Minden Browns, and get his own stride back by becoming the coach. The boys on the team don’t want her but when she shows them she’s got skills, she turns their whole world upside down.

Bonus Features

  • 20 Deleted Scenes
  • Making The Longshots
  • A Conversation With Director Fred Durst
  • A Conversation With Ice Cube
  • Jasmine Plummer: The Real Longshot

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About Genius Products
Genius Products, Inc. (OTCBB:GNPI), along with The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC, together owns Genius Products, LLC, a leading independent home-entertainment distribution company that produces, licenses and distributes a valuable library of motion pictures, television programming, family, lifestyle and trend entertainment on DVD and other emerging platforms through its expansive network of retailers throughout the U.S. Genius handles the distribution, marketing and sales for such brands as Animal Planet, Asia Extreme(TM), Discovery Kids(TM), Dragon Dynasty(TM), Dimension Films(TM), Entertainment Rights group companies (Entertainment Rights, Classic Media and Big Idea), ESPN®, IFC®, RHI Entertainment(TM), Sesame Workshop®, TLC, The Weinstein Company® and WWE®. Genius Products, Inc. is the managing member of Genius Products, LLC, in which it holds a 30% equity interest.

About The Weinstein Company
The Weinstein Company was created by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films Corp. in 1979. TWC is a multi-media company that officially launched on October 1, 2005. Dimension Films, the genre label that was founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, is also included under TWC banner. The Weinstein’s are actively working on the production, development and acquisition of projects for TWC.