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Mean Machine (2001)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Sport  -  26 December 2001 (UK)
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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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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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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 | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$16,870 (USA) (22 February 2002)

Gross:

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

David Kelly replaced Warren Mitchell. See more »

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Monk is described as having killed over 20 people, which would make him one of the UK's most prolific serial killers. At the start of the movie, Longmarsh prison is described as a Category B prison. Monk would almost certainly be deemed a high risk Category A restricted status prisoner, and would be imprisoned somewhere like HMP Belmarsh. See more »

Quotes

Danny Meehan: Oh right lads, you wanna be nothing, prisoners... numbers... that's fine. But you win out there today and you'll have something to remember forever, talk about it over and over, because up and down the country there are cons that are pig sick of not being here in your shoes... just to have one crack at those bastards next door!
Danny Meehan: Run your guts out, and you'll have somethin' in 'ere
[points towards heart]
Danny Meehan: they can never touch, guards and nutcase governors... NOW... ask yourselves one question... ...
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Right Proper Charlie
Written by Ed Case
Performed by Middle Row
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It's British and there's no Hugh Grant in sight
2 December 2003 | by (Stockton, UK) – See all my reviews

As a huge fan of Longest Yard, I was very nervous about this film, rest assured, this is great, especially when watched with all yer mates and the lager is freely flowing. Vinnie Jones is a former england footie player now disgraced and stuck in prison for assault, if you've seen the Longest Yard you know what comes next.

Highlights include David Hemming's eyebrows, Jason Statham's insane Monk character, Bob & Bob the commentators, the over-done Ravinelli references (I'm a Boro fan), and Ralph Brown's guard who is actually a nice fella at the end, and a score of supporting actors who pop up during the film, but whose names I can't remember.

This film is not a classic, or a masterpiece, it's what almost every film should be: fun

Mean Machine (2001) well worth checking out


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