Rick Penning lives life just like he plays rugby--fast, hard?hitting and intense. When life on the edge lands him in jail, prison warden Marcus Tate offers him a chance to get back in the game by playing for his rival, Highland Rugby. Reluctantly Rick joins the team where he must adopt the grueling training schedule and unique code of conduct that Coach Gelwix enforces, or finish out the season behind bars. Egos clash as bitter competitors struggle to become a team. An unlikely brotherhood is formed with his Highland teammates, just as Rick is released from jail and sent back home to rejoin his former team, coached by his overbearing father. Heading into a faceoff with Highland at the National Championship, Rick is forced to choose where his loyalty lies.
Gary Cole, Sean Faris, Arielle Kebbel, Sean Astin, Neil McDonough, Penn Badgley, Julie Warner, Nathan West, Michael J. Pagan, Max Kasch
Rating: PG-13 (for thematic material involving teen drug and alcohol use, and for some disturbing images)