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The Longest Yard (2005)

 -  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 more »

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$484,550 (Germany) (23 September 2005)

Gross:

£4,382,307 (UK) (7 October 2005)
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Edward Bunker's last film. See more »

Goofs

When Crewe first gets to prison he is kicked off the bus and he lands on his back. The back of his hair and shirt are extremely dirty. When he meets with Warden Hazen a short time later, the back of his shirt and hair are clean. 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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Featured in Strictly Background (2007) See more »

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by John Fogerty
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Damn You Sandler
14 January 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Adam Sandler and his movies, but I hate The longest Yard, really... Ido! Guys with muscles, but not either humor or any other elements of this sort including in this movie. It just feels stupid to watch. Even Chris Rock feels very bright as Co/Coach for the prisoners. It surprise me at this movie can go up and be one of the most successfully movies of 2005, or well; maybe not.... since Chris Rock and Adam Sandler is in it, but still - it sucks.

If you instead want to watch something funny with Sandler, watch Litte Nicky, Happy Gilmore or Spanglish.

Hopefully Click will be better.


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