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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
Filming of the football game occured during El Camino College's fall semester. As a result, the stadium set stayed up during El Camino's home football games. Some of the extras in the crowd during the stadium scene are El Camino College students. See more »
In the library scene, Guard Engleheart (Kevin Nash) bends down and says "Bet you'd like to hit us huh?", but the voice is not Nash's deep clear voice. It's clearly the gruff higher voice of Guard Dunham (Steve Austin). See more »
I love that dress.
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by John Lee Hooker
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Everyone is instructing us not to compare the current to the original version. How is that possible? That's like going to a restaurant, being served a lousy steak, and being asked that you not compare it to other good steaks that you've had in the past.
To any guy who was watching movies in the 70's, The Longest Yard is legendary. Burt can act big enough and mean enough to convince us that he could survive, and become a leader, in the prison community. Adam Sandler is Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, Billy Madison and Little Nicky. He can't pull off the ex-NFL quarterback gaining cred in the joint. It was simply bad casting.
The rest of the casting, beginning to end, was superb. Most of the writing, and the additional comedy, was great fun. But Adam Sandler? Why not Woody Allen? The movie really needed someone that can pull off "tough". Josh Holloway, aka "Sawyer" on the TV show "Lost" might have been a good choice.
If they didn't want us to compare it to the original, they shouldn't have remade it.
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