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Duane "The Rock" Johnson stars in "Gridiron Gang," a movie based on a true story of a probation officer who coaches a team of troubled youths.
Movies opening Friday:
"The Black Dahlia"
: Patient fans of James Ellroy's hard-boiled "L.A. Quartet" will finally see a big-screen version of the first book in the series that went on to include "L.A. Confidential." Director Brian De Palma ("Scarface," "The Untouchables") tells the classic noir Hollywood tale of a struggling actress who winds up a murder victim, her frozen grin mocking the detectives on the case. The period drama stars Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Aaron Eckhart and Mia Kirshner. (R)
"Everyone's Hero": A CGI-animated story about a boy who crosses the country to return a very special baseball bat to his hero, Babe Ruth, on the eve of the 1932 World Series. (G)
"Gridiron Gang": The Rock stars as a true-life probation officer who coaches a football team made up of rival gangbangers in a youth detention camp. The team goes on to play for the high school league championship. (PG-13)
"The Last Kiss": "Scrubs" star Zach Braff follows up the indie success of "Garden State" with this film about a young man's struggle with commitment as he enters his 30s. His character knows his pregnant girlfriend (Jacinda Barrett) is "the one," but he's tempted by a younger, flirtatous beauty (Rachel Bilson). Tom Wilkinson and Blythe Danner co-star. (R)