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The Longest Yard (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Sport | 27 May 2005 (USA)
Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

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Storyline

Paul "Wrecking" Crewe was a revered football superstar back in his day, but that time has since faded. But when a messy drunk driving incident lands him in jail, Paul finds he was specifically requested by Warden Hazen (James Cromwell), a duplicitous prison official well aware of Paul's athletic skills. Paul has been assigned the task of assembling a team of convicts, to square off in a big football game against the sadistic guards. With the help of fellow convict Caretaker, and an old legend named Nate Scarborough to coach, Crewe is ready for what promises to be a very interesting game. It's only the warden and the guards who have no idea who or what they're up against, with Paul the driving force behind the new team. Written by mystic80

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Comedy | Crime | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, violence, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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27 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spiel ohne Regeln  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,613,245, 27 May 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$158,119,460, 6 October 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$190,320,568
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ed Lauter was cast after he happened to come across the set during filming. Adam Sandler met with him and quickly had a part written for him. See more »

Goofs

In the library scene, Officer Dunham keeps dropping books from Megget's pile onto the floor and making him pick them up. The last time he does this he drops one book on the floor. When Megget gets up however, he has more than one book in his hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lorenzo: I love that dress.
Lena: Of course you do, Lorenzo, you made it.
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Soundtracks

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by Christopher Davis, Billy Squier, Joseph Simmons (as Joseph Ward Simmons),
Darryl McDaniels (as Darryl Matthews McDaniels), Lawrence Smith & Jason Mizell
Performed by Union Turnpike
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
Contains a sample of "The Stroke"
Written & Performed by Billy Squier
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI Film & Television Music
Contains a sample of "Jam Master Jay"
by Joseph Simmons (as Joseph Ward Simmons), Darryl McDaniels (as Darryl Matthews McDaniels),
Lawrence Smith & Jason Mizell
Performed by Run-D.M.C.
Courtesy of Profile Records, Inc./Arista Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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Take it for a stand alone movie..
3 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Don't compare today's comedy version of "The Longest Yard" to the old with Burt Reynolds. Today's is good and effective for what it is, a comedy film with a bit of action interlaced. So many classic Hollywood films were so good, that any attempt at a remake is just going to fall flat on its face. The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler is more of today's take on the story if you asked me. It has humor, and is Sandler at his best with Chris Rock playing his role well too. Critics and classic moviegoers beware. Unless you are open-minded, you will never find the hidden treasures of the movie world. It's a football comedy, plain and simple.


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