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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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warden | prison | coach | convict | jail | See All (78) »

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It was hard to put a team together... until they found out who they were playing. See more »

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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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$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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Trivia

While sharing a drink, Caretaker (Chris Rock) tells Crewe (Adam Sandler)''When I get outta here, I don't want you to go all Hollywood on us...''which is funny because Chris Rock's and Adam Sandler's next project together was Grown Ups (2010) where Sandler's character is nicknamed Hollywood because he's a big time agent. See more »

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During one of the scenes where Unger is in the guard's locker room, he sees Halo 2 being played by one of the guards. If you look at the screen closely, it is actually a Halo 2 demo which technically can't be played since it was just for the E3 preview. See more »

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[first lines]
Lorenzo: I love that dress.
Lena: Of course you do, Lorenzo, you made it.
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Mississippi Queen
by David Rea, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing (as Laurence Laing) & Leslie West (as Leslie Weinstein)
Performed by Mountain
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG Music Entertainment
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A Great Pre-Summer Film!
13 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I too got to see a free-sneak peak of this film in NYC and I'll tell you one thing . . there were no sleepers in the cinema! A very mixed crowd from race to ages here and everyone seemed to be having a great time . . even the teenager who sat behind me who reminded me of every actor when he appeared on the screen .. like Nelly. I haven't had this much fun in the theater in quite awhile. No, it's not a super serious film, but if you like football and the good feeling of revenge you'll love this film. Lots of violent blows from the guards and a little racism, but nothing too "out of the ordinary" . . some great one-liners from Chris Rock's character. A definite #1 film for Memorial Day weekend when it opens. I can see this film bringing in some good dough this summer.


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