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Director:
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 »
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Tagline:
Not Your Usual Suspects See more »
Plot:
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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User Reviews:
It's British and there's no Hugh Grant in sight See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (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:
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
(WGA)
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 
 
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
 
Stunts
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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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some violence
Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Goofs:
Continuity: When 'Nitro' is bundled into the back of a prison van, he knocks a guard's hat off. As the prison van doors are slammed shut, the guard's hat is still firmly on his head.See more »
Quotes:
Danny Meehan:I'll tell you something, I didn't start off out as a youngster looking to sell my country out.
Massive:None of us planned to be here, mate.
Chiv:But you're forgetting one thing. You're a hero in Scotland.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in She's the Man (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Fight SongSee more »

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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
It's British and there's no Hugh Grant in sight, 2 December 2003
Author: (mdsmith101@hotmail.com) from Stockton, UK

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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