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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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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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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:

$158,115,031 (USA) (30 September 2005)
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds and Ed Lauter are the only two actors from the original film to appear in this remake. See more »

Goofs

When the fight breaks out in the first play of the game, a sniper is seen shouldering his rifle, and we hear the sound of a pump action shotgun being pumped. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lorenzo: I love that dress.
Lena: Of course you do, Lorenzo, you made it.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 February 2015 (2015) See more »

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Errtime
Lyrics by Nelly, Jung Tru, King Jacob & Zachary Wallace
Music by Jazze Pha as Phalon Alexander & Zachary Wallace
Performed by Nelly featuring Jung Tru & King Jacob
Produced by Jazze Pha for Futuristic Entertainment/Noontime Music
Jung Tru & King Jacob perform courtesy of Derrty Ent.
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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