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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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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£4,382,307 (UK) (7 October 2005)
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While many of the inmates are seen with long hair and/or facial hair, in reality the Texas Department of Criminal Justice requires inmates to be clean shaven and their hair "trimmed from the back of the hair and necks," essentially ensuring everyone is bald and beardless. Smoking has also been in Texas prisons strictly forbidden since 1994. See more »

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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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Referenced in The Girls Next Door: House Bunnies (2008) See more »

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Break U Off
by Kool Keith (as Keith Thornton) & Kutmasta Kurt (as Kurt Matlin)
Performed by Kool Keith & Kutmasta Kurt
Courtesy of Oglio/DMAFT 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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