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Mean Machine (2001)

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A soccer star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards.

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Doc
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Governor
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Burton
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Massive
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Trojan
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Ratchett
John Forgeham ...
Charlie Sykes
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Tracey
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Billy the Limpet
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Bob Likely
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Martin Wimbush ...
Z
David Reid ...
Barman
David Cropman ...
Second Barman
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Storyline

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 James Phillips

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It's Not Just About Football, It's About Pride Inside! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 December 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Máquina  »

Box Office

Budget:

£2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,573,594 (UK) (28 December 2001)

Gross:

$92,191 (USA) (3 May 2002)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[after Billy volunteers for the demonstration, Chiv begins lecturing on dirty tricks in football]
Chiv: Numero uno: the accidental treading the toe. It's an obvious one, but it works.
[Monk stamps on Billy's foot]
Billy the Limpet: AH! Fuck...
Chiv: Numero... two. Right, Billy, run towards the Monk.
Billy the Limpet: What, now, eh?
Chiv: Off you go, half-pace.
[Billy trots toward Monk, who throws up an elbow that spears him in the face]
Chiv: The cunningly-titled "elbow in the face." Very, very effective, but you do tend to get sent off, so if you're gonna...
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Spoofed in She's the Man (2006) See more »

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Wings
Written by Tim Sullivan and Michael Flannery
Performed by Little T and One Track Mike
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The Longest Yard Redux
27 October 2003 | by (Idaho, USA) – See all my reviews

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.


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