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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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Spiel ohne Regeln  »

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$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$158,119,460 (USA) (6 October 2005)
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Trivia

After Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) comes back in after having betrayed his teammates the O-line doesn't block the guards. On the second sack, guard Lambert (Bill Romanowski) spits on Crewe as he's getting off of him. In real life Romanowski, an NFL linebacker with the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders from 1988 to 2003, (at the time a Bronco) spit in the face of 49ers' WR J.J. Stokes. See more »

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Number 55 of the Guards is knocked incoherent during a play during the beginning of the game. Yet on the next play, when Turley knocks Michael Papajohn through the bench, #55 can be seen jeering Turley on the sidelines. See more »

Quotes

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

Remake of The Longest Yard (1974) See more »

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Higher Ground
by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Take it for a stand alone movie..
3 June 2005 | by (United States) – 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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