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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
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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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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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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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

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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

David Kelly replaced Warren Mitchell. See more »

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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 »

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Massive: If you want any of life's little luxuries - chocolate, toothpaste, soft toilet paper - Massive is your man!
Danny Meehan: Massive?
Massive: It's ironic!
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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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You're Driving Me Crazy
Written by Walter Donaldson
Performed by Bob Brozman
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A Fun Ninety Minutes
5 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a fan of the original Burt Reynolds movie, I had mixed feelings about this movie. On one side as a traditional football (soccer) fan and not a fan of American football, I though I'd get more enjoyment out of it. On the other side I love the original movie so much it would obviously suffer in comparison, and let's be honest Vinnie Jones is no Burt Reynolds.

Plot In A Paragraph: A disgraced former footballer is sent to jail for three years for drunkenly assaulting a police officer. Once there the Warden wants him to train the guards football team, he refuses, after a while he agrees to play in, and coach a team of cons to play the gaurds in a one off match.

Whilst not as enjoyable as the Burt Reynolds version, it is a lot of fun with Jason Statham stealing the show as The Monk!! While Danny Dyer gets a lot of laughs, likewise Vas Blackwood as Massive and David Kelly is touching as Doc.


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