Trying to bootstrap his way out of Brooklyn's mean streets is Diamond, a rap musician. With his long-time pal Gage acting as his manager, he's trying to lay down a demo tape with cut-rate ... See full summary »
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
Stephen Campbell Moore
Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. Whilst in jail, he doesn't recieve any favours because of his celebrity status in the outside world. He is out numbered and many prisoners constantly barrage him with insults for letting down his country in a crucial World Cup game. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners have the chance to put one over the evil guards. The prisoners are lead by Danny and the whole of the prison, guards aside, are behind them. Game on...... Written by
This is a british remake of the The Mean Machine aka "The Longest Yard"(1974) with Burt Reynolds, who starred in the remake The Longest Yard (2005) with Adam Sandler. This being sandwiched in between both movies 27yrs and 4yrs apart. In all three movies, the storyline is the same except the British version is Football (Soccer) and not American Football. See more »
After the fight in the canteen Danny was dragged away by the guards, seen wearing laceless shoes. But in solitary he is seen wearing sneakers with laces, something that would not be approved in such a place. See more »
[after Billy volunteers for the demonstration, Chiv begins lecturing on dirty tricks in football]
Numero uno: the accidental treading the toe. It's an obvious one, but it works.
[Monk stamps on Billy's foot]
Billy the Limpet:
Numero... two. Right, Billy, run towards the Monk.
Billy the Limpet:
What, now, eh?
Off you go, half-pace.
[Billy trots toward Monk, who throws up an elbow that spears him in the face]
The cunningly-titled "elbow in the face." Very, very effective, but you do tend to get sent off, so if you're gonna...
[...] See more »
I really enjoyed this flick. Perhaps because I always enjoy sports related flicks, or because I am a huge fan of Vinnie Jones, thanks to Guy Richie, or maybe because I am in love with Jason Statham, also thanks to Guy.
But why I watched it in the first place was because I had always enjoyed The Longest Yard with Burt Reynolds, in fact the only flick of his I enjoyed, and was very happy to see a British version of the football classic. I loved the characters, the seamless transition from American football to European football, and the accents. Vinnie Jones gives yet another great performance, and it was nice to see so many characters return from Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels as well as Snatch (great flicks!).
I give this flick 4 1/2 stars, only because it didn't showcase "Monk" enough for my tastes.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?