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Writers (WGA):
Tracy Keenan Wynn (earlier screenplay "The Longest Yard")
Charlie Fletcher (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 December 2001 (UK) See more »
Not Your Usual Suspects See more »
A soccer star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Vinnie Jones ... Danny Meehan

David Kelly ... Doc

David Hemmings ... Governor

Ralph Brown ... Burton

Vas Blackwood ... Massive

Robbie Gee ... Trojan

Geoff Bell ... Ratchett
John Forgeham ... Charlie Sykes

Sally Phillips ... Tracey

Danny Dyer ... Billy the Limpet

Jason Flemyng ... Bob Likely

Jason Statham ... Monk
Martin Wimbush ... Z
David Reid ... Barman
David Cropman ... Second Barman
Tim Perrin ... Policeman
Paul Mari ... Policeman

Nicholas Moss ... Hayter (as Nick Moss)

Stephen Walters ... Nitro
Andrew Grainger ... Ketch
Jake Abraham ... Bob Carter
Jeff Innocent ... Bald friend

Joseph Rye ... Walker

Jamie Sives ... Chiv

Omid Djalili ... Raj
Elwin 'Chopper' David ... Jerome McFife

Adam Fogerty ... Mouse

Rocky Marshall ... Cigs
J.J. Connolly ... Barry the Bookie
Stephen Bent ... Referee
Perry Digweed ... Marsden
Charlie Hartfield ... Prisoner footballer
Nevin Saroya ... Prisoners Footballer
Wally Downes ... Prisoner's Physiotherapist
Marc Alexander ... Guards' Footballer
Peter Downes ... Guards' Footballer
Paul Fishenden ... Guards' Footballer
Brian Gayle ... Guards' Footballer
Danny Hibert ... Guards' Footballer
Mark Lovell ... Guards' Footballer

Marc Egan ... Nick
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Matt Chamberlain ... Prison Inmate
Tom Fisher ... Inmate commentator
Darren Luckin ... Matt
Andy Skinner ... Prisoner - Footballer (uncredited)

Kriss Sprules ... Inmate (uncredited)
Ben Wee ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Barry Skolnick 
Writing credits
Tracy Keenan Wynn (earlier screenplay "The Longest Yard")

Charlie Fletcher (screenplay) and
Chris Baker (screenplay) &
Andrew Day (screenplay)

Produced by
Adam Bohling .... line producer
Georgia Masters .... co-producer
Cynthia Pett-Dante .... executive producer
Guy Ritchie .... executive producer
Albert S. Ruddy .... executive producer
Matthew Vaughn .... producer
Original Music by
Marilyn Manson 
John Murphy 
Cinematography by
Alex Barber (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eddie Hamilton 
Dayn Williams 
Casting by
Gary Davy 
Production Design by
Russell De Rozario 
Art Direction by
Tom Wales 
Set Decoration by
Jenny Lawrence-Smith 
Costume Design by
Stephanie Collie 
Makeup Department
Lucy Lebow .... makeup artist
Julie Nightingale .... key hair stylist
Julie Nightingale .... key makeup artist
Dulcie Spencer .... hair stylist
Dulcie Spencer .... makeup artist
Production Management
Fleur Fontaine .... post-production supervisor
Daniel Toland .... production manager (as Dan Toland)
Maria Walker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Toby Hosking .... second assistant director
Alessandra Mele .... assistant director
David Reid .... first assistant director
Lee Tailor .... third assistant director
Art Department
Matthew Camacho .... scenic painter
John Daynes .... scenic painter
Billy Edwards .... on-set props
Anthony Gilsenan .... head scenic painter
Lee Gordon .... property master
Russell Hanson .... dressing props
Joe Howard .... art department assistant
Graham Humphreys .... storyboard artist (as Graham Humphries)
Stefan Kopec .... on-set rigger
Matt Langley .... on-set carpenter
Ashlie Love .... production buyer
Eddie Murphy .... carpenter
Dave Paley .... construction manager
Ian Paley .... stagehand
Sandra Phillips .... assistant art director
Alan Tagg .... scenic painter
Mark White .... props (live action)
Dave Wilson .... supervising carpenter
Larry Wilson .... carpenter
Paul Wolstencroft .... stagehand
Terry Woods .... on-set props
Ruth Wynne .... dressing props
Sound Department
Jovan Ajder .... sound editor
Ricky Butt .... foley artist (as Ricki Butt)
Craig Butters .... sound effects editor
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist (as Felicity Cotterell)
Peter Crooks .... sound editor
Rony Esher .... sound recordist
Arthur Fenn .... boom operator (as Arthur Turner)
Richard Fettes .... foley editor
Jamie Gambell .... sound assistant
Peter Gates .... sound re-recording mixer
Peter Gates .... supervising sound editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Diane Greaves .... foley artist
Simon Hayes .... sound mixer
Craig Irving .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Lafbery .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Richard Welsh .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Adrian White .... sound recordist
Gareth John .... second boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Bob Hollow .... special effects supervisor
Jim Davey .... colour correction scanning and recording: Cineimage (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Fabienne Arbogast .... auto conforming
Steve Boag .... visual effects supervisor
Martin Bullard .... optical supervisor
Ian Differ .... visual effects
Charles Green .... color grader
Carl Grinter .... digital post producer
Matthew Symonds .... digital compositor
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunt coordinator
Ray Nicholas .... stunts
Paul Kennington .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Bell .... generator operator
Balazs Bolygo .... additional photographer
Mick Diannotti .... generator operator
Stuart Graham .... camera operator: additional camera
Sam Hodgson .... assistant camera
Stuart Howell .... additional photographer
Stuart Howell .... camera operator: "b" camera
Dean Kennedy .... assistant chief lighting technician
Onkar Narang .... electrician
Kevin Robertson .... chief lighting technician
Daniel Smith .... still photographer
James Smith .... a camera loader
Mark Stibbs .... electrician
Peter Wignall .... camera operator
Terry Williams .... camera grip
Will Willis .... focus puller
Casting Department
Gary Davy .... casting
Sam Stevenson .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Georgina Gunner .... wardrobe mistress
Kate MacNiece .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Alex Creacy .... assistant editor
Simone Grattarola .... colorist
Simon Leppington .... digital intermediate supervisor
Ross Porter-Ward .... assistant editor
Mike Stainer .... color grader
Gary Szabo .... colorist
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
Music Department
Jason Alexander .... music supervisor
Kenny Clark .... music editor
Simon Denny .... score engineer
Simon Denny .... score producer
Rochelle Holguin .... music coordinator
James Hyman .... music supervisor
Ian Neil .... music consultant
Jeff Cardoni .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Jo Cameron Brown .... dialect coach: adr
Heather Clarke .... production coordinator
Wally Downes .... soccer coordinator
Jean-Claude Fauchez .... first production auditor
Kevin Freemantle .... production auditor
Sasha Gibson .... unit publicist
Mary Haddow .... script supervisor
Tom Harrell .... assistant location manager (as Tom Harrel)
James Hyman .... consultant
Caroline Lovelace .... assistant: Mr. Vaughn
Paul Mason .... production assistant
Nick Moss .... production assistant
Tarquin Pack .... production assistant
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Carlos Peres .... production assistant
Manuel Puro .... development executive
Ben Russell .... production assistant
Eddie Standish .... location manager
Marcus Trevor .... production assistant (as Marc Trevor)
Phil Wiseman .... production assistant

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Rated R for language and some violence
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

British remake of American movie The Longest Yard (1974). Only difference is in American version, the sport is American football, while the British version plays soccer (European football).See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Hayter:I wouldn't get too close, Miss.
Tracey:Why? You're not dangerous, are you, Mr. Footballer?
Danny Meehan:Only if you've got the ball, Miss.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in She's the Man (2006)See more »
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Keeping your head up when your world is falling down, 28 December 2001
Author: Michael Wise ( from Darlington, England

When I went to see 'Mean Machine', I could not help but think back to the original version (starring Burt Reynolds, and known as 'The Longest Yard'). I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised at how well the story had been updated.

True, football (Soccer) had replaced American Football, but the story remained the same - how a fallen star gains the respect of those who envy the fact that he had it all and blew it, whilst they never had the chance to be anything other than what they are. Vinnie Jones does a good job of playing 'Danny Meehan', and the supporting cast complements Jones' fallen star - Vas Blackwood, Jason Statham and Jason Fleyming are all convincing as convicts, as well as other SKA Film regulars (you'll recognise them when you see them).

The only (potential) criticism of the film is that one main similarity remains between this version and the original version - what type of film is this? For the first 45 minutes, you could be mistaken for thinking it is a drama. For the last 45 minutes, it may be a comedy. But this in itself is not a strict criticism. Having a varied theme does, on occasion, work in favour of the film - it is versatile enough to allow each character to develop and grow on the viewer. Indeed, towards the end of the film you might find yourself cheering for characters you might have despised after the first half-hour of the film.

Overall, a solid update of a film that, despite not offering as much as it possibly could, is definitely entertaining. And if a film manages to entertain a viewer, then it has served its purpose.

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