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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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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)

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

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

The numbers that Michael Irvin and Bill Romanowski wore (88 and 53) were the numbers they wore in the NFL. See more »

Goofs

In the library scene, Officer Dunham keeps dropping books from Megget's pile onto the floor and making him pick them up. The last time he does this he drops one book on the floor. When Megget gets up however, he has more than one book in his hand. 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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Referenced in Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares (2005) 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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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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