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The Longest Yard (2005)

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

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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)  »

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Budget:

$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$58,613,245 (USA) (27 May 2005)

Gross:

£4,382,307 (UK) (7 October 2005)
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Michael Papajohn who plays Guard Papajohn, was Adam Sandler's stuntman in The Waterboy (1998), making the hard hits as Bobby Boucher. In The Longest Yard, things came full circle as Michael has his own stuntman. See more »

Goofs

Numerous penalties in regulation rules football (i.e. covers almost all areas of football) are committed without being called as such, even after the officials agree to call the game fair. Some examples: -Early in the game, Turley and Crewe help push Megget for a first down. Helping the runner in such a way is a ten yard penalty. -Several players remove their helmets while on the field of play after a down. Unless a timeout has been called or the game stopped for any reason (which it wasn't), this is a fifteen yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. -Several violent actions used are fifteen yard personal foul penalties (and probably ejection from the game if done in such a fashion), including punching, drop kicking an opponent, and clotheslining. However, most of these are done for comic effect. -Paul Crewe gives a downed official a "wet willy". Technically, this will get his team a fifteen yard penalty and result in Crewe's ejection from the game. See more »

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[first lines]
Lorenzo: I love that dress.
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Soundtracks

Fly Away
by Kenneth Karlin, Andrea Martin as Adrea Monica Martin, Ivan A. Matias & Carsten Shack
Performed by Nelly
Produced by Rashad "Regus" Hill
Contains a sample of "Still in My Heart"
by Kenneth Karlin, Andrea Martin as Adrea Monica Martin, Ivan A. Matias & Carsten Shack
Performed by Tracie Spencer
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Nelly performs courtesy of Derrty Ent./Universal Records
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Totally unworthy of its predecessor
8 September 2005 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

I wonder, will some corporate guy actually get a bonus for having thought that a remake of Mean Machine starring Adam Sandler would be a great idea? What kind of productive thinking is that? This movie not only adds nothing in the mean machine brand, but it serves as a Trojan horse that can destroy the myth from within. What is the redeeming value of having endured 2 hours of Adam Sandler and co? I couldn't find any. Even to say that it conveys an anti-racist message is a longer shot than those we see in the movie itself. The music is pathetic, but at least that was expected. Oh and I forgot, it is a comedy? Where are the jokes then?


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