"Gridiron Gang" is a sports drama film directed by Phil Joanou. The movie is based on a true story and follows the journey of Sean Porter, a probation officer at a detention center for juvenile delinquents. Determined to make a positive impact on the lives of the troubled young inmates, Porter decides to start a football team within the facility. Facing numerous challenges and resistance from both the inmates and the system, Porter strives to instill discipline, teamwork, and self-esteem in his players. As the team begins to bond and improve, they face off against other high school football teams, battling their own personal demons and societal expectations. Through football, Porter hopes to teach the young men valuable life lessons and give them a chance at redemption.